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Historic Week at Port of Fremantle

Paula Wallace for The Daily Cargo News | 02 April 2020

THE past week has been an historic one for the Port of Fremantle for several reasons. The deepest-draft ship ever to leave Fremantle Harbour, container ship MSC Sindy, departed the port…

Minister Pitt explores port technology supporting resource exports

Hellenic Shipping News | 2 April 2020

OMC International recently hosted the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia at its head office, where Minister Pitt was given an overview of OMC’s Dynamic Under Keel Clearance technology…

Bulker is first ship for RAK’s DUKC

IBJ-Online | 14 January 2020

The MV LMZ Phoebe has sailed from Saqr Port berth 10 with a draft of 12.78M. The vessel is the first to utilise the newly installed Dynamic Underkeel Clearance System (DUKC) provided by Australia based OMC International…

Dynamic Under Keel Clearance System at Saqr Port becomes Operational

Sea News | 14 January 2020

On January 9, the MV LMZ PHOEBE sailed from Saqr port berth 10 with a draft of 12.78 m. The vessel was the first to utilise the newly installed dynamic underkeel clearance system (DUKC) provided by OMC International…

Role of DUKC Hailed at Middle Eastern Port

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 13 January 2020

ON THURSDAY 9 January the bulk carrier MV LMZ Phoebe sailed from Saqr Port, United Arab Emirates, with a draft of 12.78m…

Under Keel Clearance System upgrade for Bunbury

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 2 December 2019

SOUTHERN Ports in Australia has signed off on an upgrade of its DUKC® system for the Port of Bunbury. Under keel clearance specialists OMC International have worked with the port of Bunbury since DUKC® Series 1 was installed in 1996…

When Technology meets Ocean

Paula Wallace for The Daily Cargo News | October 2019

Dynamic Under Keel Clearance® technology integrates a number of scientific fields to solve the complex problem of optimising port operations, writes Paula Wallace…

Bigger Bulkers now able to transit Torres Strait

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 10 October 2019

BULK carriers and tankers with a draught of up to 12.5metres are now allowed to transit the Torres Strait, following data collection and analysis by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and successful model validation at sea.

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Torres Strait Trial Work Ongoing

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 6 June 2019

MARINE technology specialists OMC recently teamed up with Maersk Line to do further draught testing in the Torres Strait.

New Channel Ready for Use

Reprinted with permission from Lyttelton Port Company | May 2019

The project to deepen, widen and lengthen the Harbour’s shipping channel is complete and ready for use, ensuring Lyttelton is prepared for the future of larger vessels calling at our Port.

Bigger Ships Able to Call at Lyttelton, Following Channel Enhancements

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 1 April 2019

A PROJECT to expand the Lyttelton shipping channel is finished, ensuring the harbour is prepared for a future with larger vessels.

But the amount of dredging required was said to have been reduced due to the use of dynamic under keel clearance technology, maximising the accuracy of shipping draft calculations…

Largest tanker at Newcastle follows big investment culmination

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 18 March 2019

THE largest fuel tanker to enter Port of Newcastle in its 220-year history arrived on Monday morning. The 244metre Pro Alliance long range 2 class tanker berthed at 11am at Stolthaven’s Mayfield 7 dedicated bulk liquids terminal, a facility purpose-built for such vessels…

Deputy Prime Minister visits OMC

Deputy PM Visits OMC

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 11 February 2019

DEPUTY Prime Minister and infrastructure minister Michael McCormack has used a site tour in Melbourne to speak of the importance of Australian maritime technology…

Deputy Prime Minister Visits OMC International

Michael McCormack | 1 February 2019

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack has welcomed the opportunity to learn more about another great Australian business success story, OMC International, with its award-winning e-Navigation technology designed to improve transits for large commercial ships…

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Kiwi project helps OMC score in Amsterdam

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 21 November 2018

WORK on the Port of Lyttelton Dredge Optimisation project has earned OMC International top honours at the 2018 Dredging and Port Construction Awards in Amsterdam.

The awards were held this week in Amsterdam and OMC won the Support Service Provider of the Year for Port of Lyttelton Dredge Optimisation…

Record reported for Torres Strait transit

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 19 September 2018

(IMO 9190755) has become the deepest eastbound container vessel to transit Torres Strait.

The Danish-flagged vessel (63,200DWT) was loaded to a draught of 12.5m and left Singapore on September 13…

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OMC’s Real-Time e-Nav DUKC® Wins Export Award

The Maritime Executive | 17 September 2018 

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…

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Under keel technology earns export award

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 17 September 2018 

PORT technology specialist OMC International has been honoured with a special award.

The company received the Governor of Victoria Export Award for its e-Nav Dynamic Under Keel Clearance product, technology which helps with the movement of ships in shallow draft ports and channels…

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DUKC Technology Reduces Lyttelton Dredging

The Maritime Executive | 19 August 2018 

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…

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Coal to the World, Growth to the Nation

Reprinted with permission from Africa Ports & Ships | 8 August 2018 

In September 2018 the first-ever African Regional Conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) was held in Abuja, Nigeria and attendees included the President of Nigeria, the World Bank and the African regional Vice President…

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Opening the Strait

Reprinted with permission from The Daily Cargo News | David Sexton | 18 July 2018 

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

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PPA and OMC honoured in Harbour Master Awards

Reprinted with permission from The Daily Cargo News | David Sexton | 16 July 2018 

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

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From the Bridge

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia | Autumn/Winter 2018 

Australian technology is adapting to growing ship-load sizes and the need for safety, and making it possible to save billions of dollars in port maintenance…

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Hi-tech take weighty ships through shallows

The Australian (Anne-Louise Brown)  | 15 June 2018 

Australian technology is adapting to growing ship-load sizes and the need for safety, and making it possible to save billions of dollars in port maintenance…

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On Course

Reprinted with permission from The International Bulk Journal | 16 December 2017

OMC’s world-leading DUKC® technology taught at the University of Melbourne …. “We recognise OMC and DUKC® technology as world leading. It should be understood that we are not researchers or practitioners of this technology, we teach it, and in this regard we rely on the standing, reputation and world-wide practice and acceptance of DUKC® and OMC as the leader…”

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DUKC® Technology taught at Melbourne Uni

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 25 September 2017

OMC’s world-leading DUKC® technology taught at the University of Melbourne …. “We recognise OMC and DUKC® technology as world leading. It should be understood that we are not researchers or practitioners of this technology, we teach it, and in this regard we rely on the standing, reputation and world-wide practice and acceptance of DUKC® and OMC as the leader…”

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OMC Technology Taught at the University of Melbourne

The Maritime Executive | 24 September 2017

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 recognizes OMC’s expertise as the world leader in real-time Under Keel Clearance (UKC) management…

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Setting industry standards in UKC management

Reprinted with permission from The Journal of Ocean Technology 2017 | September 2017

OMC International, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, is an Australian maritime engineering company that is recognized as a world leader in real-time Under-Keel Clearance Management (UKCM). Its proven DUKC® e-Nav technology is regarded as the industry standard for safe and efficient real-time management of UKC.

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“Threading the needle” at Port Hedland

David Sexton for The Daily Cargo News | 30 August 2017

PILBARA Ports Authority chief executive, Roger Johnston, has outlined just how they ensure absolute maximum export productivity at Port Hedland.

The West Australian port is a mighty cog in the global iron ore trade, but comes with the challenge of 7.4 metre tides…

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Precision Clearance

Reprinted with permission from Great Lakes/Seaway Review  (April-June 2017 edition) | 30 June 2017

In 2013, the Port of Montreal awarded OMC International a tender to implement a Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC®) system in the St. Lawrence River to allow river stakeholders (port, Coast Guard, pilots and industry) to optimize use of the water column and ensure the safety of vessels. Today, this system is in operational trial with regulatory approval underway…

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OMC International Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

The Maritime Executive | 29 May 2017

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…

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Bottoms Up

Reprinted with permission from The International Bulk Journal | 29 May 2017

As Australian maritime engineering firm OMC International celebrates its 30th anniversary, its DUKC® system is fast becoming an industry standard in under keel clearance…

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VRCA welcomes GrainCorp records at Geelong

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia  | 15 March 2017

VICTORIAN Regional Channels Authority chief executive Michael Harvey has applauded a recordbreaking month by grain handlers GrainCorp at Geelong.

A large harvest and the introduction of leading marine technology have been attributed as helping drive exports and ship cargoes…

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OMC’s DUKC System Plays Major Role at Port Hedland

The Maritime Executive | 7 March 2017

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 meters, Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien AM said today…

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New Digital Products to Help Ports and Harbours

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia | 21 November 2016

THREE new products have been developed to help ports and harbours manage under-keel clearance (UKC), the mooring of berthed ships, and weather-related risks…

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OMC International Alliance Announces New Products

The Maritime Executive | 20 November 2016

OMC International and its new alliance partner MetOcean Solutions have announced the launch of three new products to help ports and harbors manage under-keel clearance (UKC), the mooring of berthed ships, and weather-related risks…

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OMC International Signs Agreement with MetOcean Solutions

The Maritime Executive | 20 October 2016

Melbourne firm OMC International has signed a strategic alliance agreement with New Zealand based MetOcean Solutions to coordinate research and development efforts and offer an expanded level of maritime forecasting and hydrodynamic services to port and harbor clients, CEO Peter O’Brien said today…

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DUKC process evolving with technology

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia | 22 September 2016

Change is a constant in the world of maritime engineering, a field of which OMC International has been at the forefront for the past three decades…

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Record bulker to boost Geelong grain efficiency

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia | 1 September 2016

FIRST Geelong had a record draft tanker. Now, it has had a record draft bulker.

Cyprus-flagged vessel Efraim A arrived in to the port recently before leaving for China with a consignment of grain…

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Record draft ship visits Geelong

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia | 25 August 2016

Advanced technology should allow vessels with a draft of 12-metres to visit Geelong, reports David Sexton

Introduction of Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC®) technology has already boosted Geelong with a record-sized ship having recently visited the port…

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Loads of Potential

Reprinted with permission from Danny Lannen, of the Geelong Advertiser | 17 August 2016

GIANT oil tanker Phoenix Advance has broken a Geelong shipping record: it’s hull is the deepest to have sailed into Corio Bay.

It’s arrival yesterday points to the multi million-dollar benefits of a new channel clearance monitoring system.

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OMC’s Melbourne – invented technology helps Port Hedland to maximise port throughput

Reprinted with permission from The Australian Mining Review | 28 July 2016

OMC International’s innovative maritime technology, which has won a prestigious international safety award, is helping Port Hedland maximise port throughput and channel capacity…

From Disruption to Growth

Reprinted with permission from MIAL (Maritime Industry Australia Limited) MAX magazine | 21 April 2016

With the Federal Government recently announcing a $1.1 billion dollar investment in innovation, we took the opportunity to talk to three maritime organisations who have based their business on innovation…

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Special Report – Victoria: Geelong welcomes one of the biggest chip ships as new era for ports opens

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia | 14 April 2016

​With the Federal Government recently announcing a $1.1 billion dollar investment in innovation, we took the opportunity to talk to three maritime organisations who have based their business on innovation…

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OMC’s innovations are key contributors to global shipping safety and productivity

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia | 29 January 2016

With the Federal Government recently announcing a $1.1 billion dollar investment in innovation, we took the opportunity to talk to three maritime organisations who have based their business on innovation…

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The Award for Safety in Bulk Handling (Marine)

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia |15 December 2015

Winner – OMC International

Established in 1987, OMC International impressed our judges with their safe and accurate approach to under keel clearance management, based on live measured data.

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DUKC® wins International Bulk Journal accolade

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal | 18 November 2015

Melbourne firm OMC International has won the 2015 International Bulk Journal ‘Safety in Bulk Handling(Marine)’ award for its real-time Dynamic Under Keel Clearance® (DUKC®) technology.

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Under Keel Clearance Technology Wins International Award

The Maritime Executive | 17 November 2015

Australian firm OMC International’s innovative maritime technology has won a prestigious international safety award, Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien AM announced today…

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Extra Capacity for Port Hedland

Reprinted with permission from Dredging Today | 15 December 2015

The Government of Western Australia has identified ways to increase the shipping capacity in Port Hedland’s channel by 16 per cent over the next three years, Transport Minister Dean Nalder announced last Friday…

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Extra Capacity for Port Hedland Channel

The Maritime Executive | 15 November 2015

The Western Australian State Government has identified ways to increase the shipping capacity in Port Hedland’s channel by 16 percent over the next three years, Transport Minister Dean Nalder has announced.

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Geelong chooses DUKC®

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal | 30 August 2015

As OMC International’s founder is honoured again, Australian Port Geelong is adopting the company’s DUKC® system to handle more cargo through the same channels…

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More Cargo, Same Channels, Better Returns

The Maritime Executive | 10 June 2015

Captain Peter McGovern of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) in Australia has announced that the VRCA is adopting exciting new technology that will allow larger ships with more cargo to access the Geelong Port…

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Dr Terry O’Brien receives national honour

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia |9 June 2015

Under Keel Clearance inventor Dr Terry O’Brien has been honoured as a Memeber of the Order of Australia (AM), for his services to maritime engineering, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours…

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OMC International Founder and DUKC Innovator Honored

The Maritime Executive | 9 June 2015

In yesterday’s Queen’s Birthday Honors List, OMC International Executive Director Dr. Terry O’Brien has been 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”…

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Maritime Engineer Honoured

Reprinted with permission from The Standard | 9 June 2015

COLOSSAL ships require centimetre-perfect technology — a fact that Terry O’Brien has built a career on…

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Former Penshurst man honoured

Reprinted with permission from Hamilton Spectator | 9 June 2015

In yesterday’s Queen’s Birthday Honors List, OMC International Executive Director Dr. Terry O’Brien has been 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”…

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Another Important Recognition for OMC

Reprinted with permission from Dredging Today | 8 June 2015

In today’s Queen’s Birthday Honors List, OMC International Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien has been 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”…

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New Technology for Geelong Port

Reprinted with permission from Dredging Today | 3 June 2015

Captain Peter McGovern of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) announced today that the VRCA is adopting exciting new technology that will allow larger ships with more cargo to access the Geelong Port…

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A turning point for OMC

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal | 27 April 2015

Melbourne-based OMC international’s DUKC® contract with Arrium Limited mining group opens up new markets…

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LOCAL: Miner inks contract with OMC for under-keel system

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia  | 3 March 2015

OMC International has announced that it has signed a contract with ASX-listed mining company Arrium for the supply of a dynamic under-keel clearance system for the miner’s transhipment operations in the Spencer Gulf…

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OMC’s DUKC® Partners with Arrium Limited

The Maritime Executive | 2 March 2015

Melbourne-based OMC international’s DUKC® contract with Arrium Limited mining group opens up new markets…

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Calls for Government to increase shipping industry R&D funding

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia | 18 January 2015

Melbourne-based OMC international’s DUKC® contract with Arrium Limited mining group opens up new markets…

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Australian Maritime Hall of Fame Winner: Dr Terry O’Brien, inventor of the Dynamic Under Keel Clearance system and found of OMC International

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia | 18 December 2014

Through the exercise of his own intellect, he has created a system that has already, and will in the future, save the resources, ports and shipping industries literally billions of dollars…

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Melbourne Receives Deepest Draft Tanker

The Maritime Executive | 26 November 2014

OMC International’s DUKC software navigation technology helped safely guide the deepest draft oil tanker through Melbourne’s challenging Port Phillip Heads this month…

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Former Penshurst man honoured

Reprinted with permission from Hamilton Spectator | 25 November 2014

A FORMER Penshurst man has been inducted into the Australian Maritime Hall of Fame at a gala awards night in Sydney…

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Former Penshurst man Terry O’Brien wins a place in maritime hall of fame

Reprinted with permission from The Standard | 24 November 2014

THE treacherous narrow entrance to Port Phillip Bay is among the countless ports throughout the world made safer by a former Penshurst man…

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From little things…

Reprinted with permission from The Herald Sun | 16 September 2014

A Melbourne firm’s finely tuned port navigation software is making a huge difference to miners’ bottom lines, writes John Dagge.

Progress at OMC International, a Melbourne technology business providing hi-tech navigation software to the maritime industry, is delivered centimetres at a time…

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In the Shallow End

Port Strategy | 18 February 2014

Tackling depth blackspots can be a key to increased productivity, explains Stevie Knight. Some ports are born with restricted depth, others have it thrust upon them. Take Marsden Point, for example…

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A track record in navigation safety

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia Annual Review 2013 | 16 January 2014

The recently appointed CEO of Shipping Australia, Commodore Rod Nairn AM, in his presentation at NAV 2013 in Darwin earlier this year, posed the question, what does shipping want and provided this answer – reduced costs for increased benefits through effective and efficient trade in an environmentally safe manner…

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St Lawrence Rings Changes for Montreal

Reprinted with permission from Port Strategy | 20 November 2013

A project of major importance to shipping and consequently ports in the region is the optimisation of navigation in the St Lawrence River from Quebec City to Montreal…

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OMC win St Lawrence Contract

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia |  16 October 2013

Australian maritime engineering firm, OMC International (Shipping Australia Limited corporate associate member) has won a major Canadian contract for its DUKC electronic navigation system to operate in the St Lawrence River…

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Navigation system celebrate 20 years of growing sophistication

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia | 4 July 2013

OMC INTERNATIONAL is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC®) navigation system.

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Is your port ready to receive bigger ships, larger loads and maximise throughput?

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia | 16 April 2013

Valemaxes. VLCCs. Post-Panamaxes. Maritime news headlines reveal that the race has begun for ports to be ready to dock the new generation of mega ships, expand their capacity and minimise arrival and departure delays…

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Perfectly managed

Reprinted with permission from Australia’s Mining Monthly | 7 January 2013

New technology will increase the capacity of Port Hedland’s inner harbour, to partly compensate for BHP Billiton’s decision to defer its outer harbour expansion…

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OMC help maximise capacity at Port Hedland

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal | 10 December 2012

OMC International will deliver two new products to Port Hedland as part of an exciting new 5-year ‘Platinum Package’ agreement to help maximise port capacity at the world’s largest bulk export port, OMC’s Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien OAM announced in November…

International Bulk Journal – Innovative Technology Award

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal | 2 December 2012

Judges chose OMC International’s new OMC iHeave®, which offers the bulk shipping industry a ship motion measurement instrument to increases the safety of lives at sea…

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OMC launches products to maximise capacity at Port Hedland

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia  | 27 November 2012

OMC International is set to deliver two new products to Port Hedland as part of a new five-year deal to boost capacity at the giant bulk export port…

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Lloyd’s List Australia – 25 Faces of Australian Shipping 2012

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia | 16 November 2012

A phone call from the British Phosphate Commissioners was all it took. Next thing he knew, Terry O’Brien, who’d grown up on his family farm in Victoria and gone on to become a successful young engineering scholar at Melbourne University, was flying to the isolated island of Nauru…

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Measuring wave response in transit

Reprinted with permission from Safety at Sea | 4 November 2012

SAS has previously described how OMC International’s Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC®) web-based management system can improve the safety and efficiency of navigation for large vessels transiting a shallow, tidally restricted waterway by accurately predicting under-keel clearance…

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The Cruel Sea

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal | 16 August 2012

OMC International (OMC) announced in July that its new safety product OMC iHeave® – a ship motion measurement instrument – was developed as part of a DUKC® desktop study now finalised for North America’s ‘graveyard of the Pacific’…

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OMC unveils new safety product prompted by graveyard of The Pacific study

Reprinted with permission from Safety4Sea | 24 July 2012

OMC International (OMC) has announced that its new safety product OMC iHeave® – a ship motion measurement instrument – was developed as part of a DUKC® desktop study now finalised for North America’s ‘graveyard of the pacific’…

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OMC helps to make Pacific transit safer 

Reprinted with permission from Maritime Journal | 12 July 2012

Global safety expert, OMC International, has developed a new safety product, a ship motion measurement instrument called the iHeave, in response to challenging weather conditions faced during a study at the Columbia River Bar entrance to the Pacific…

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What price safety?

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia | 16 May 2012

Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group. For those who read business stories online or in national and international newspapers, it’s obvious these big mining companies are still enjoying big profits in Western Australia…

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OMC gets AMSA’s nod

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal | 16 August 2011

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has accepted a web-based realtime Under Keel Clearance Management (UKCM) system developed under contract by OMC International for the waters of Torres Strait…

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OMC enters North American market

Reprinted with permission from IALA Bulletin | 16 June 2011

IALA Industrial Member OMC International (OMC) reports that it has won its first North American contract, a DUKC® desktop study, for the Columbia River Bar, a treacherous waterway known as the Graveyard of the Pacific…

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OMC improves safety

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal | 16 April 2011

OMC International (OMC) continues to strengthen its global presence and recently won its first North American contract, a DUKC desktop study, for the Columbia River Bar, a treacherous waterway known as the ‘Graveyard of the Pacific’, the company has announced…

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Oz system put to the test in ‘graveyard of the Pacific’

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia | 24 February 2011

MELBOURNE-headquartered maritime engineering company OMC International has announced that it has won its first North American contract…

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Dynamic solution for vertically challenged ports

Reprinted with permission from Ports & Harbors | 17 January 2011

When a steering malfunction forced the large bulk carrier Iron King to run aground in the navigation channel of Australia’s Port of Hedland in mid-2008, it was a priority to remove the obstruction as fast as possible…

Dr Terry’s year of honours

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal | 17 December 2010

The IBJ Awards Personality of the Year is Dr Terry O’Brien OAM, a recognised world expert on accurately calculating how close to the seabed a vessel can safely sail without touching the bottom…

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Hedland hopes

Reprinted with permission from Australia’s Mining Monthly | 10 December 2010

The Port Hedland Port Authority is working towards expanding the existing port to nearly 500 million tonnes over the next five years. Meanwhile, a team of engineers and other specialists are working on plans for a new port, berths and a separate channel with a view to building these in the next five or six years…

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OMC wins AMSA’s Torres Strait contract

Reprinted with permission from IALA Bulletin | 7 November 2010

It was reported early in June that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) had signed-off for OMC International’s under keel clearance management (UKCM) system to be installed in the Torres Strait to enhance shipping safety…

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Torres time for DUKC®

Reprinted with permission from Safety at Sea | 17 October 2010 

Being able to accurately predict under-keel clearance for a large bulker, container ship or tanker transiting a shallow, tidally restricted waterway makes for safer and more efficient navigation for masters and crews…

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OMC’s Innovation brings rewards

Reprinted with permission from International Bulk Journal | 10 October 2010

This year has seen OMC International win a major contract to install its Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC®) management system in Rio Tinto’s Western Australian Cape Lambert port…

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Honour for OMC International founder

Reprinted with permission from Shipping Australia | 28 July 2010

Dr Terry O’Brien has been awarded the Order of Australia medal for services to the maritime transport industry in the Queen’s birthday honours list announced on 14 June…

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Under-keel under control

Reprinted with permission from IHS Fairplay | 1 July 2010

Being able to accurately predict under-keel clearance for a large bulker, container ship or tanker transiting a shallow tidally restricted waterway not only makes for safer and more efficient navigation, it also makes commercial sense…

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Dr Terry O’Brien receives Queen’s Birthday Honours

Reprinted with permission from Hamilton Spectator | 15 June 2010

A MELBOURNE engineer who owns a property near Penshurst has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in yesterday’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List…

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OMC founder recognised in Queen’s Birthday List

Reprinted with permission from Lloyd’s List Australia | 15 June 2010 

OMC International founder Terry O’Brien has been awarded an Order of Australia medal for services to the maritime transport industry…