Melbourne under-keel clearance system specialist OMC International will widen its global coverage next month by establishing a presence in South America.
OMC has announced it will open an office in the Colombian capital, Bogota, headed by senior engineer Matthew Turner.
Dr Turner has already met port and maritime executives in Brazil, Peru and Argentina to discuss OMC’s Dynamic Under Keel Clearance product.
Executive director Terry O’Brien said many South American ports struggled with exposed or limited draught port approaches, making OMC’s technology an attractive proposition.
The private company has enlisted Austrade’s help with its push into South America.
Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia