Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SHIPPING IN THE GREAT BARRIER REEF: Australian Shipowners Association

The Australian Shipowners Association (ASA) here represent Australian companies who own or operate international and/or domestic trading ships, cruise ships, domestic towage and salvage tugs, dredges, scientific research vessels and offshore oil and gas support vessels. The Association also represents employers of the Australian and international maritime labour.  

Their stated mission is to promote the role of Australian shipping providing sustainable shipping and internationally competitive sea transport services for the benefit of Australia.

ASA is considered a leader in the promotion of sustainable ship operations and encourage member companies to take a proactive approach to environmental protection.

An article in the August issue of their ANCHOR Newsletter (here) includes an article by ASA's Manager Industry Operations and Environment, Angela Gillham. The article provides some interesting facts and an opportunity to consider Shipping in the GBR - real threat, or perceived? (see pages 4 and 5).


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