Media Releases

30 Years of DUKC®

5 December 2023

This year marks the 30th anniversary of DUKC®. That first installation at Hay Point was truly innovative, creating a paradigm shift in the industry’s approach to optimising UKC...

AMSA renews contract with OMC International for delivery of critical Torres Strait Under Keel Clearance Management system

7 November 2023

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has renewed its contract with OMC International Pty Ltd to deliver an Under Keel Clearance Management (UKCM) system for the Torres Strait...

Records tumble as technology allows larger ships at Port Botany

8 March 2022

Two record breaking arrivals at Port Botany have set a new benchmark, with the deepest and heaviest ships ever to arrive at the port - made possible through a major technology investment by the NSW Government...

DUKC® Delivers Torres Strait Draught Increase

4 Nov 2021

The Australia Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has announced that from November 1st, all vessels sailing through Torres Strait may now transit up to a maximum draught of 12.5m with the use of the Under Keel Clearance Management System provided by OMC International...

Founding Partners announced for
‘The PIER’ at the Seaport living lab

12 March 2021

The transportation industry in Halifax is taking a big step today toward becoming more collaborative and sustainable. ‘The PIER’ at the Seaport is proud to announce the founding partners who will work together...

Port Hedland Records

31 July 2020

Amidst the COVID19 global pandemic, Australia’s ports have demonstrated their resilience and capability to adapt and innovate. The Port of Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk export port, recently achieved a record throughput of 538.1Mt...

Minister Pitt explores port
technology supporting resource exports

1 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...

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

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. 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...

DUKC® technology reduces Lyttelton dredging

20 August 2018

OMC International, the world leader in under-keel clearance technology for ports and harbours, 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...

IHMA announces its first ever Port Operations Awards

17 July 2018

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...

Reprinted with permission from IHMA

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister visits OMC
at NAV18 Symposium

7 May 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has learnt first-hand how OMC International’s world-leading and award-winning DUKC® e-Nav technology is helping ships around the world carry more cargo, more safely, more often...

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

25 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 recognises OMC’s expertise as the world leader in real-time Under Keel Clearance (UKC) management...

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

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...

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

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 metres, Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien AM said today...

OMC International - MetOcean Solutions
alliance announces new products

21 November 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 harbour clients, CEO Peter O’Brien said today...

OMC International signs strategic alliance
agreement with MetOcean Solutions

3 October 2016

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

Melbourne-invented technology helping Port Hedland
wins international safety award

18 November 2015

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

Extra capacity for Port Hedland channel

13 November 2015

The State Government 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 today...

Queen's Birthday Honour for OMC International
founder and DUKC® inventor Dr Terry O'Brien

8 June 2015

In today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours 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”...

More cargo, same channels, better returns

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...

OMC's DUKC® contract with Arrium Limited
mining group opens up new markets

2 March 2015

OMC International’s contract with Arrium Limited for a DUKC® system to enhance the safety and efficiency of capesize ships travelling down the Spencer Gulf showcases OMC’s expansion into new markets, Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien OAM announced today.

Award-winning DUKC® technology safely guides
deepest draft ship ever into Melbourne

24 November 2014

OMC International’s (OMC) award-winning DUKC® software navigation technology helped safely guide the deepest draft oil tanker through Melbourne’s challenging Port Phillip Heads, Executive Director Dr Terry O’Brien OAM announced today...

DUKC® innovator Dr Terry O'Brien OAM is inducted
into Australian Maritime Hall of Fame

20 November 2018

Melbourne engineer Dr Terry O’Brien OAM, who is the recognised world expert in Under Keel Clearance (UKC) management, was last night inducted into the Australian Maritime Hall of Fame at a gala awards dinner in Sydney...

OMC launches new website and announces
further DUKC® expansion plans

4 June 2014

OMC International (OMC) has today launched its new website to better inform shippers of the long, incident-free track record and recent award-winning web-based under keel clearance (UKC) management technology, DUKC® Series 5.

Milestone year - DUKC® turns 20 and
OMC moves into new headquarters

28 June 2013

As OMC International (OMC) celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC®) navigation system, the company has also moved its Melbourne headquarters to nearby larger premises to house its rapidly growing staff hired in response to an expanding global workload...

OMC wins major Canadian contract to install
DUKC® navigation in St Lawrence River

18 June 2013

Australian maritime engineering firm OMC International (OMC) has won a major Canadian contract for its DUKC® electronic navigation system to operate in the St Lawrence River...