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Dredging reduced at Lyttelton thanks to DUKC tech

By David Sexton

PORT technology specialist OMC International has helped Lyttelton Port Company reduce dredging for the main entrance channel thanks to the use of Dynamic Under Keel Clearance technology.

One of the world’s largest dredgers is soon to start work enlarging the entrance channel and in the first stage of the project the existing 7km shipping channel is to be lengthened by 2.5km, widened by 20metres and deepened to increase maximum vessel draughts from 12.4metres to 13.3metres.

With bigger ships coming online, the channel deepening project is seen as necessary to ensure the Port can accommodate larger vessels and support Lyttelton’s future as the South Island’s international trade gateway.

Reprinted with permission from DCN Daily Cargo News.

03 Sep 2018


DUKC® Technology Reduces Lyttelton Dredging

OMC International, the world leader in under-keel clearance technology for ports and harbors, has helped Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) significantly reduce the volume of dredging required to upgrade the Port’s entrance channel, through use of Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC®) technology.

 

Reprinted with permission from The Maritime Executive.

20 Aug 2018


Opening the Strait

Trials aimed at improving safety in the Torres Strait may soon contribute to better productivity, writes David Sexton.

Successful trials involving under-keel clearance technology are now allowing deeper-draught ships to pass through the Torres Strait.

 

Reprinted with permission from DCN Daily Cargo News.

18 Jul 2018


PPA and OMC honoured in Harbour Master awards

By David Sexton

PILBARA Ports Authority and OMC received top honours at the recent inaugural International Harbour Masters Association awards in London.

The awards were held at the International Maritime Organization headquarters and featured a broad cross-section of industry.

Reprinted with permission from DCN Daily Cargo News.

17 Jul 2018


From The Bridge

By Rod Nairn AM, CEO, Shipping Australia Limited

AMSA, in partnership with OMC, implemented an underkeel management system through the Torres Strait in 2010 and have been collecting data and improving the system ever since. Now they are at the stage of trialling deeper draught shipping through the Torres Strait and trial vessels have safely navigated the passage at draughts of up to 12.5 metres.

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia

28 Jun 2018



OMC’s real-time e-Nav DUKC® technology wins a Governor of Victoria Export Award

Winning a prestigious 2018 Governor of Victoria Export Award further cements OMC International’s reputation as the industry leader in under-keel clearance management, Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien AM said today.

Dr O’Brien received the Business Services Award trophy from the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, at a reception at Government House on Friday night, September 14.

17 Sep 2018


IHMA announces its first ever Port Operations Awards

IHMA is delighted that its initiative to introduce awards highlighting the contribution of people and organisations to port operations has met with such a positive response.  The first ever IHMA awards were announced at the Association’s biennial Congress Dinner held at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization on 27 June 2018.

 

Reprinted with permission from IHMA.

17 Jul 2018


OMC’s world-leading DUKC® technology taught at the University of Melbourne

Case study examples of OMC International’s DUKC® technology are being taught for the first time at the University of Melbourne as part of an ongoing partnership that recognises OMC’s expertise as the world leader in real-time Under Keel Clearance (UKC) management.

25 Sep 2017


OMC International celebrates its 30th anniversary with move to new headquarters

Australian maritime engineering company OMC International (OMC), the recognised world leader in real-time Under Keel Clearance Management (UKCM), is celebrating its milestone 30th anniversary with a move to larger Melbourne headquarters.

29 May 2017


OMC’s real-time DUKC® plays major role in record iron ore tonnage from Port Hedland

In a joint effort with Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA), OMC International’s real-time DUKC® e-Navigation technology helped enable the largest ever iron ore shipment to leave Port Hedland at a record sailing draft of 19.95 metres, Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien AM said today.

07 Mar 2017


IHMA Port Operations Awards

OMC International's suite of under-keel clearance management innovations, including DUKC® and the Dynamic Port Capacity Model (DPCM®), has been recognised at the inaugural International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) awards.

Pilbara Ports Authority, in conjunction with industry partner OMC International, wins the IHMA Safe, Efficient and Secure Port Award for UKC management at Port Hedland.

The awards were presented at IHMA’s biennial Congress Dinner held at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 27 June 2018.

28 Jun 2018


International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards

On 16 November 2015, OMC’s maritime technology wins the 2015 International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Safety in Bulk Handling (Marine) Award, announced at a dinner in Antwerp.

 

19 Nov 2015


Member (AM) of the Order of Australia

On 8 June 2015, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Dr Terry O’Brien is appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for “significant service to maritime engineering, to the development of innovative marine navigation equipment and to education”.

08 Jun 2015


Seatrade Awards

On 6 May, at an awards ceremony dinner in London, OMC is named Runner-Up in the 2015 Seatrade ‘Innovation in Ship Operations’ Award for its web-based DUKC® Series 5 system.

06 May 2015


Australian Maritime Hall of Fame

On 19 November 2014, at a dinner in Sydney, OMC Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien AM is inducted into the Australian Maritime Hall of Fame for “making an outstanding contribution to Australia’s maritime industry” during an impressive career spanning more than 50 years.

19 Nov 2014