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Australia Deputy PM visits OMC

Australia Deputy PM visits OMC

(Posted on 12/02/19)

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack has welcomed the opportunity to learn more about another great Australian business success story, OMC International, with its award-winning e-Navigation technology designed to improve transits for large commercial ships.

Mr McCormack visited the Australian-owned maritime engineering company’s Melbourne headquarters and was shown in detail how its innovative navigation software technology is helping to ship more cargo, more safely, more often.  

“OMC International is an impressive, family-owned maritime business being used by ports and waterways serving the world’s largest mining, oil, gas and grain companies,” Mr McCormack said. 

“It was fantastic to meet with Executive Director and Founder Dr Terry O’Brien AM, his wife and company director Pauline O’Brien and their son and CEO Peter O’Brien.

“OMC’s advanced under keel management system monitors the under keel clearance of ships in real time which means they can sail up to one metre deeper allowing them to carry significantly more cargo while maintaining the highest safety standards.

“This impressive technology improves port efficiency and brings huge economic benefits. For example, at ports throughout the Pilbara in Western Australia, the technology has allowed miners including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and FMG to ship out $5 billion in extra iron ore revenue each year.”

Executive Director and Founder Dr O’Brien AM said it was a great honour for OMC to host the Deputy Prime Minister at its head office.

“As maritime safety policy falls within his portfolio, it was an excellent opportunity to provide a live demonstration of the Torres Straits UKCM system. In doing so, our team was able to demonstrate to Mr McCormack the collaborative and successful journey AMSA and OMC have been on and how this has significantly enhanced both the safety and productivity of shipping through this sensitive area,” Dr O’Brien said.

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