Thursday 18th Jan, 2018
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Better facilities needed to attract more Antarctic shipping to Hobart

TASPORTS said its Hobart facilities may struggle to meet demand for more Antarctic support activities, according to its recent submission…
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Transport ministers slammed for “bad joke”

INDUSTRY body Maritime Industry Australia has criticised the nation’s transport ministers for a document that, in their eyes, overlooks the…
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Guidance from the heavens to the seas: new satellite positioning tech trial underway

A NEW satellite-positioning technology was launched this week in a two-year trial of the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS), with the maritime…
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New CFO rolls into MMA

Maritime services provider MMA Offshore today (November 10) announced the appointment of David Cavanagh as chief financial officer, effective on…
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Kiwis bidding farewell to Bledisloe

PORTS of Auckland is closing its Bledisloe Container Terminal, scrapping its oldest container crane, with the other two up for…
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Australia’s wood trade reached record value last financial year

AUSTRALIA’S trade in wood products has never been more valuable, even with a slight dip in value of imported goods, according…
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Left to right: Magiel Venema (Damen Australia project director), Peter Gutwein (Tasmanian minister for state growth), Phillip Taylor (Taylor Bros) Photo: Damen

Tassie Bros to build a brace of barges for Antarctic ice breaker

TASMANIAN engineers Taylor Bros was selected to build two high-powered Antarctic landing barges for Australia’s new icebreaker RSV Nuyina. The…
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