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Port of Montreal, St Lawrence River (2014)

A customised web-based DUKC® Series 5 system is being deployed in the St Lawrence River from Montreal to Quebec City, as part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) integrated e-Navigation solution for the St Lawrence River, which is one of the world’s busiest inland waterways.





Columbia River Bar Pilots (November 2012)

In November 2012, OMC established a web-based trial DUKC® system for evaluation by the Columbia River Bar Pilots (CRBP). This followed a number of studies OMC performed for CRBP, including measurement and analysis of the motions of 24 ships crossing the Columbia River Bar in moderate to high seas.


web link: http://www.columbiariverbarpilots.com/

Columbia river pilots





Rio Tinto, Mistaken Island (2012)

In 2012, OMC delivered a DUKC® for Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt operations at Mistaken Island. This system is used to help maximise safe sailing drafts and increase departure windows for Panamax ships.


web link: http://www.dampiersalt.com.au/ENG/sales/1148_dampier.asp

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Rio Tinto, Cape Lambert (2011)

Rio Tinto commissioned a DUKC® system in 2011 for its Cape Lambert iron ore facility. DUKC® is used to safely maximise the draft of ships which depart on high waters. OMC also worked closely with Rio Tinto throughout the design phase of its port expansion, undertaking channel design and accessibility studies to optimise the channel profile, thereby maximising the value of each dredging campaign.


web link: http://www.riotintoironore.com/ENG/operations/497_ports.asp

pilbara_iron_logo Cape-lambert





Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Torres Strait (June 2011)

Following a lengthy open tender process, OMC was selected by AMSA to install and maintain an Under Keel Clearance Management (UKCM) system for use by ships in transit through the international waters of Torres Strait. By providing more accurate predictions of UKC, this DUKC® system mitigates the risk of grounding within these pristine environmentally sensitive waters.


web link: http://www.amsa.gov.au/





Port of Melbourne Corporation (June 2009)

The Port of Melbourne is Australasia’s largest and one of the world’s top 50 container ports. Its restricted, treacherous entrance into Port Phillip Bay is one of the most difficult pilotage challenges – and technical challenges – for UKC prediction anywhere on earth. All pilots have been equipped with DUKC® technology accessed from their Portable Pilot Units (PPU).

web link: http://portofmelbourne.com/





Waterways and Shipping Authority Bremerhaven / Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Bremerhaven (May 2009)

The DUKC® system has been installed along the outer and lower Weser River in north-west Germany. It covers the estuary port of Bremerhaven as well as ports on the lower reaches of the river at Nordenham and Brake with links to the DUKC® system at Bremen. This system was implemented to improve the safety and efficiency for large container ships and bulk carriers moving along the river, particularly through its more shallow sections.  It is currently being trialled for evaluation by WSA.

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Port of Weipa (October 2008)

The Port of Weipa is on the north-west coast of Cape York Peninsula, about 700km north-west of Cairns. Weipa exports more than 20 million tonnes of bauxite (aluminium ore) per year from a nearby mine as well as transfers of fuel and general cargo.

web link: http://www.nqbp.com.au/weipa/




Port Kembla Ports Corporation (October 2008)

The Port of Port Kembla is located on the east coast of Australia. The DUKC® system is particularly enhancing safety during high swell events, which occur in the entrance channel to the port, especially during the winter months.

web link: http://www.portkembla.com.au/






Port of Lisbon / Porto de Lisboa (August 2007)

The Port of Lisbon is a major port on the Iberian Peninsula with a mixed trade of containers, bulk goods and cruise ships. As the port is exposed to North Atlantic swells, the DUKC® is an invaluable tool to assist pilots in safe passage planning. The Port of Lisbon DUKC® system has helped to increase the drafts and operating windows of ships, and as a consequence the Port was able to bring in some of the largest ships to ever visit.

web link: http://www.portodelisboa.pt/







Newcastle Port Corporation (January 2005)

The Port of Newcastle, located in the mouth of the Hunter River in NSW, is one of the world’s largest coal export ports. There are tidal restrictions on deep draught ship movements to and from the port and this situation is complicated by irregular exposure to severe ocean swells at the port entrance.

weblink: http://www.newportcorp.com.au/








Marsden Point, Port of Whangarei (March 2004)

The Port of Marsden Point is in the north-west of New Zealand’s North Island. OMC was contracted to provide a DUKC® system for safety reasons for Marsden Point following the grounding of two fully-laden oil tankers within three months in 2003 in the channel.

web link: http://www.northport.co.nz/







Port of Geraldton (January 2004)

The Port of Geraldton, about 400km north of Perth, is mostly a bulk import/export port. The port approach channels can be subject to severe swells which induce significant ship motions.


web link:  http://www.gpa.wa.gov.au/







Port of Napier (February 2003)

The New Zealand Port of Napier is a breakwater harbour on the North Island. In the winter, swells predominantly approach the harbour from the south east while in the summer, north-easterly swells can be experienced.

web link:  http://www.portofnapier.biz/

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Port Taranaki (January 2002)

Port Taranaki is a small breakwater harbour situated on the west coast of New Zealand. The port is well sheltered by two breakwaters which extend from either end of a naturally curved bay. Port Taranaki has nine fully serviced berths and handles a diversity of cargo.

web link: http://www.porttaranaki.co.nz/

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Bunbury Port Authority (September 1996)

The Port of Bunbury is located in the south-west of Australia. Port trades include imports and exports of bulk materials such as minerals, alumina and petroleum products.

web link: http://www.byport.com.au/

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Port of Dampier (Pilbara Iron) (December 1995)

Pilbara Iron uses the DUKC® system to assist in the export of iron ore ships and it has also been used to help minimise capital dredging operations. The transit through the Pilbara Iron channel is relatively sheltered from swell induced ship motions, thus Manoeuvrability Margin is most often the controlling parameter for ship UKC.

web link: http://www.dpa.wa.gov.au/

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Port Hedland Port Authority (1995)

Port Hedland, which is located on the north-west coast of Australia, is the world’s largest bulk export port. Access by oceangoing ships into and out of the harbour is via a narrow curved channel. An estimated 1800 ships sail under DUKC® advice each year.

web links: http://www.phpa.com.au/

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Fremantle Port Authority (March 1994)

The Port of Fremantle is located in the south-west of Australia. Port trades include imports of crude oil, exports of alumina as well as a busy container trade. The port has an inner and an outer harbour and there are three main deep draft approach channels.

web link: http://www.fremantleports.com.au/






Port of Hay Point (March 1993)

The Queensland Port of Hay Point is one of the world’s largest coal export ports. The first DUKC® system was installed at the port in 1993 and it has a 21-year unblemished safety record. Hay Point has two offshore loading terminals comprising a total of five berths, which are located 4km offshore and are subject to rough seas.

web link: http://www.nqbp.com.au/hay-point/