The importance of an efficient port cannot be overstated. Ports act as the interface in the logistical supply chain between land transportation and the shipping industry. A well functioning and efficient port is able to effectively manage freight within the port and seamlessly transfer freight between ships and land transportation.
The corporation makes a direct contribution to quality of life. Comfort, mobility and precision are the key market requirements that Georg Fischer satisfies with its products and services.
Complete Steel Projects is owned and managed by Dom Carbone and his business partner Elia Cosenza. From his office in Cockburn Central, in Perth’s southern suburbs, Dom explained to us that he began by offering fairly straightforward fabrication services, then expanded to provide clients with a more comprehensive start-to-finish project capacity.
Malcolm completed his first trip to Sydney transporting acoustic ceiling tiles, went on to drive tankers, and was the youngest driver in the area back in the early seventies, doing the gas runs and transporting wine in bulk. He then came up with a way of making the process between the pickup points much more efficient. Soon thereafter, he got into heavy freight; this grew into a niche market in which the company stands today, with over 248 pieces of equipment in its fleet.
Now, this alternative energy powerhouse is bringing its expert knowledge of solar power system designs and technologies Down Under.
Star Water Solutions focused on the use of recovered resources to achieve these aims, based on some early research out of the US.
Here in Australia, the company has been operating for over fifteen years, as one of Pilz’ 28 global subsidiaries, originally established through the assistance of the German Chamber of Commerce. In 2013 the business has now expanded to include major offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Auckland.
In the last 20 years, says Owen, opportunities within the mining sector have probably declined slightly around Northern Territory, but have been replaced with a more diverse set of new business avenues. Now the oil and gas industry is in the process of moving in. “It’s arriving in a big way but it definitely has not yet ‘moved’,” says Owen. “It does, however, open up a whole new area of opportunity for us.
Max Crane and Equipment Hire, established in 2002, specialises in remote-area work within a 1500 kilometre radius of Port Augusta, offering all terrain capability and the largest fleet of cranes in the state. These range from a twelve tonne Pick & Carry crane to a 400 tonne all-terrain hydraulic crane. The company also performs mine site inspections, crane lifts and monitoring equipment for mining operations in the state.
In addition, the cost has reduced as the technology advances and becomes more mainstream. In fact, there is an Australian Association of Trenchless Technology – itself a sign of how significant pipeline rehabilitation has become.