Greetings to our PIANC Australia & New Zealand members and colleagues.

Our Board and Regional Chapters have been very busy organising some great upcoming events for our members and industry colleagues. It's time to register for our important PIANC Hobart seminar, full program now available, and please check out our other exciting regional events in NSW and QLD!

A survey has recently been sent out to all members and I would urge all of you to take the time to respond - it will only take a few minutes of your time and we would really appreciate your input.   

Regular updates are also available via our website or LinkedIn. We are always interested to receive your feedback on any matters.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Warm regards 
Will Glamore - Chair, PIANC A-NZ


PIANC Hobart A-NZ Seminar  
Crisis Management and Natural Disaster Response.

Register now for the PIANC Hobart Seminar.

Full program now available!

DATE:     9 – 10 September 2019
VENUE:  Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
COST:     PIANC Members $495 (incl. GST), Non-Members $748 (incl. GST) - includes dinner on Monday evening.

This is an important seminar for all those working within ports and surrounds. Come and hear international and Australian and New Zealand experts in the field, and build relationships that will be valuable into the future.

The program has been prepared to allow plenty of time for presentation and questions with 40 minute slots. More information about the speakers is on our event website
Register now for the PIANC Hobart Seminar.

We are very grateful to our platinum sponsor North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation and supporting sponsors Beca and Tasports.


Coastal Entrances: Lessons Learnt and Future Challenges

The NSW Coastal Ocean and Port Engineering Panel (COPEP) of Engineers Australia, in collaboration with PIANC Australia & New Zealand, has gathered a range of eminent speakers to share their experience and insights on coastal entrances. Full program here.

DATE & TIME: Monday 19 August 2019 9.30am - 5pm  (Refreshments start 9:00am)
COST: EA & PIANC members $120 /Non Members$150/ Students $40 – Refreshments and Lunch Provided
CPD: Eligible for 8.0 CPD hours
VENUE: Harricks Auditorium, Ground Floor, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood NSW 2067

Register here


Tour of Overseas Passenger Terminal

The NSW Chapter of PIANC A-NZ and the Port Authority of New South Wales cordially invite you to join our upcoming Young Professionals (YP) technical tour and networking event in Sydney.

DATE: Thursday, August 15th, 2019
MEET: 5:15-5:30 pm  at The Squire’s Landing
TOUR: 5:30-6:30 pm – Tour of Overseas Passenger Terminal including wharf structures, new Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) and a behind the scenes look into the plant rooms
NETWORK: 6:30-8:30 pm – Following the tour please join us at Cruise Bar’s courtyard just next to the terminal  for drinks and canapes.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for a hands-on technical visit to one of Sydney’s maritime landmarks followed by networking with industry peers. Best of all, everything is free! PIANC members and non-members are welcome, so spread the word!

Please RSVP with your interest to prior to the 13th of August for catering purposes.

Thank you to the Port Authority of NSW for hosting the tour and to ConnellGriffin for being a contributing sponsor! 



The QLD/NT Chapter of PIANC A-NZ  are hosting a FREE technical session on the award winning Amrun Chith Project

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, 3 September, 2019, 5.30pm start.
VENUE: NQBP Office, 1/324 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
TOPIC PRESENTATION:  Amrun Chith Project
PRESENTER: Grant Stock, Senior Maritime Engineer, Jacobs
RSVPs Essential:  Email James Donald:

ABOUT: Rio Tinto's Chith Export Facility, part of the Amrun project in Far North Queensland, comprises a 650-metre access jetty and 350-metre wharf. The innovative facility design turned the traditional stick-built construction approach on its head, instead delivering a modular design that resulted in significant cost and schedule savings to the client. This presentation provides an overview of the design and construction of this innovative new port infrastructure and the numerous benefits it delivered.

PIANC members and non-members are welcome, so spread the word!

Please RSVP with your interest to 
More info is here:


We want to hear from you!   

Increasing the meaningful interactions with our members is the mission of PIANC A-NZ in 2019; with the creation of Regional Chapters a key strategy.

Amanda Martin, who is the PIANC A-NZ Board Observer for 2019 is one of the driving forces behind our membership survey.  As she says "Your feedback on how we engage and provide value to you as a member is critical to enable PIANC to deliver both. This short survey will enable us to understand what we are doing well, and where we can improve."

So a big thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to provide us with your important feedback.


PIANC A-NZ Members Report Back  

At the core of PIANC’s mission is the publication of high-quality Technical Reports realised by international Working Groups, composed of participants from multiple member countries who have expertise in the issue being investigated. The groups gather, analyse, and consolidate international, state-of-the-art, best practice material to provide evidence-based guidance.

Two hardworking PIANC A-NZ members recently reported back on progress within their Working Groups.  Carsten Varming is very active in the work of MarCom WG208: Planning for Automation of Container Terminals, while  Rodney Hancock reports good progress on MarCom WG153B : Recommendations for the Design and Assessment of Marine Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Terminals.



WA has led the field, now NSW has made a great start. 

PIANC Australia and New Zealand now has a NSW Regional Chapter.

Welcome aboard to new Chapter Chair Matt Batman, senior project manager at the Port Authority of NSW, and Deputy Chair Kenan Aldemir, principal maritime engineer at Mott MacDonald, and to all our new chapter committee members who have generously offered their time for the building of PIANC in NSW. More details  about the new committee is here.

The Chapter is already set to organise a Young Professional Event before the Coasts and Ports conference in Hobart in September and aims to coordinate a technical information event later in the year. Well done to all!

Interested? Get involved in your region!

What is PIANC? 

The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure

PIANC is the forum where professionals around the world join forces to provide expert advice on cost-effective, reliable and sustainable infrastructures to facilitate the growth of waterborne transport.

Established in 1885, PIANC continues to be the leading partner for government and private sector in the design, development and maintenance of ports, waterways and coastal areas.

As a non-political and non-profit organisation, PIANC brings together the best international experts on technical, economic and environmental issues pertaining to waterborne transport infrastructures. Members include national governments and public authorities, corporations and interested individuals.

PIANC Australia & New Zealand is a National Section of PIANC International.
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