Security / Environment
A proposed new deep sea bulk facility costing between A$600m ($634.5m) and A$700m at Port Bonython in South Australia (SA) has been declared a Major Development, meaning that an environmental assessment process can now formally commence.
The Port of Tauranga in New Zealand reports that it is "on track" to complete the first stage of expanding the Tauranga Container Terminal by early 2013.
The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment is to expand the Maasgeul channel at the Port of Rotterdam to reduce waiting times for ships entering the Port.
The Port of Rotterdam has awarded a €40m ($52.9m) contract to Van Oord and Besix to widen the Amazonehaven seaport to make vessel traffic control safer and more efficient.
Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has given its conditional approval to the Port Hedland outer harbour development project.