What you need to know about Australia’s new Road Safety Summit

What you need to know about Australia’s new Road Safety Summit

Australia’s first ever Improving Heavy Vehicle Road Safety Summit takes place in Melbourne next month, and the event is expected to deal with some crucial road safety issues. The aim of the summit is to encourage the road transport industry to look at the further steps they can take to the improve safety of heavy vehicles, for the benefit of their drivers and the public at large.

Road Safety Summit

Top 10 oil and gas companies worldwide

Oil and gas platform in sunset

Oil and gas is a big business, and most of the top players are truly international companies. The biggest oil and gas brands make a huge impact on industries and economies around the globe, and are major forces to be reckoned with. Here's our rundown of the top 10 oil and gas companies in the world: 

Oil and gas companies

Featured equipment: Liebherr 994-200 excavator

Liebherr 994-200 excavator

This 2002 Liebherr 994-200 excavator is a great excavator for mining and construction needs. Produced by reliable German manufacturer Liebherr, you can trust this machine to work efficiently and without problems. It would make an ideal addition to many mining fleets. This excellent piece of mine specification ready featuring fire suppression earthmoving equipment is for sale by National Plant and Equipment.

Liebherr 994-200 excavator

QLD coal exports soared in 2014

QLD coal exports soared in 2014

The Queensland Resources Council has released figures that show 2014 was a bumper year for coal exports in Queensland. Almost 216 tonnes of coal was exported, with Gladstone and Dalrymple Bay the clear heavy lifters.

QLD coal exports

Future of Australia mining minerals: bauxite and aluminium

Mining bauxite at Weipa cape york North Queensland stockpile

Australia is the largest producer of bauxite in the world, according to data released by Geoscience Australia. The mineral is predominantly sourced from Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, and is mined and refined to produce alumina and aluminium, a metal generally used by the fabrication, manufacturing and construction industries. Next in our series on The Future of Australian Mining Metals, this latest article explores this important resource and discusses the future of bauxite and aluminium in Australia.

bauxite and aluminium

New Caterpillar smartphones perfect for machinery operators

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When you think of the CAT brand, what usually springs to mind is their giant, heavy duty diggers built tough and durable. You may not be thinking footwear, clothing, toys and watches, all of which are now sold worldwide under the Caterpillar brand.

Caterpillar smartphones

New Hunter Valley Coal Festival to unite the region

New Hunter Valley Coal Festival to unite the region

The all new Hunter Valley Coal Festival will soon be upon us, with the Singleton business community now in its final weeks of preparation. The greatly-anticipated inaugural event aims to celebrate the mining industry’s positive contributions to the Hunter Valley region.

New Hunter Valley Coal Festival

The future of Australian mining minerals: Uranium

The future of Australian Mining Metals: Uranium

From medical treatments to food preservation and of course energy production, uranium plays an important part in our way of life. As the world’s population and energy needs grow, access to a diverse fuel and resource mix is crucial. Australia has the world’s largest Reasonably Assured Resources (RAR) of uranium and is the world’s third largest producer. In a series on The Future of Australian Mining Metals, this latest article explores this important resource and discusses the future of uranium in Australia.

Uranium

Featured Equipment: Komatsu PC850SE-8 Excavator

 Komatsu PC850SE-8 Excavator

For high volume earthworks, nothing beats the Komatsu super excavator, the PC 850SE-8.  Incorporating the latest fuel efficient technology and safety features, the Komatsu PC 850SE-8 Excavator delivers low operating costs over sustained operational periods and is an ideal choice for mass excavation.

Komatsu PC850SE-8 Excavator

Where are the female tradies?

Where are the female tradies?

Would the female tradies please stand up? As the gender wage disparity debate continues to rage across many sectors in Australia and our skills shortage continues to worsen, we take a look at possible ways to increase female participation in technical trades in the resources sector. It’s no secret that men dominate by more than 95% participation in trades operating in the automotive, construction, mining and energy sectors. Women tradies do exist and they are determined, more committed and have an eye for the finer detail.

women in trades and mining