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October 10, 2023
Supporting Youth & Emerging Young Leaders

Seatransport was honoured to sponsor Silo Tavatuilagi on her recent trip to Canberra to attend the annual National Leadership Forum. Silo, an emerging young leader from Fiji had the opportunity to meet other young leaders from various cultural and religious backgrounds across Australia and the Pacific to discuss ideas, explore concepts of leadership and build […]

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September 8, 2023
Seatransport’s Stern Landing Vessel (SLV) Design draws the attention of the U.S. Marine Corps.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Marine Corps will test out its first stern landing vessel at an Army event this spring, a top general said Wednesday, as the service prepares to create a fleet of shore-to-shore connectors to support Marines operating in the Pacific. The service announced its idea for this type of craft — […]

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July 31, 2023
Revitalisation of the shipbuilding industry in Fiji

SEATRANSPORT’s Executive Chairman, Dr Stuart Ballantyne met with Fijian Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka on Tuesday after the opening of the National Resources Owners Committee meeting on the Coral Coast in Fiji. The hot topic was the revitalisation of the shipbuilding industry in Fiji. Seatransport are in talks with the Fijian Government about the design, build […]

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June 20, 2023
The QLD Government made it illegal to build a port they don't own!

Thanks to Senator Roberts for highlighting some of the present infrastructure hurdles impeding sensible, environmentally friendly and economically efficient infrastructure development in Australia, resulting from its own legislation. These are items that have been highlighted by SEATRANSPORT to contribute to the future strength, resilience and defence of our nation through the development of much-needed infrastructure.

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March 9, 2023

SEATRANSPORT is pleased to announce the appointment of our new CEO, Kieran Carvill. Originally from Ireland, Kieran’s background is in global commodity trading, logistics, business and project development based primarily in Europe. Before joining SEA TRANSPORT CORPORATION in 2014 he was recruited to lead the development of the South Australian mini ports strategy and was […]

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June 2, 2022
38m Stern Landing Vessel

SEATRANSPORT were commissioned to design the 38m Stern Landing Vessel (SLV) for Bhagwan Marine that will be used for operations in the Western Australian Oil and Gas industry, the design to be classed by LR with G4 notation (NSCV 2B). The hull construction material is steel with aluminium superstructure. Phynix has the capability to beach […]

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August 13, 2021
ROPAX Catamaran ferries for South Moreton Bay Islands

Sea Transport Solutions is pleased to announce the design and manufacturing of two modern ROPAX Catamaran ferries that are scheduled to operate within the South Moreton Bay Islands for the SeaLink Travel Group.

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March 5, 2020
Stern Landing Vessel Possible Choice for US Navy

The US Navy is currently on the lookout for a new medium-sized amphibious support vessel to join their fleet—and it’s great to see Sea Transport’s very own Stern Landing Vessel (SLV) could be a front runner.

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January 16, 2020
The ‘Lucky Eyre’ Departs for Lucky Bay

The Lucky Eyre Transhipper vessel has set out on another voyage. The 87m grain transhipment vessel departed this week and is currently en-route to Lucky Bay in South Australia.

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October 16, 2019
Introducing Our Newest Vessel: The Sara

The team at Sea Transport Solutions is very excited to announce the addition of a new vessel—The Sara. This robust ferry design was was specifically engineered to haul heavy mining machinery and is already hard at work assisting a range of key mining contracts.

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May 17, 2019
Friday Flashback: The Floating Harbour Transhipper

Well OK, this study was only completed about 7 years ago but just in case you haven't seen the Experimental Study on the Relative Motions Between a Floating Harbour Transhipper and a Feeder Vessel in Regular Waves - Here it is!

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May 13, 2019
SEATRANSPORT Ship Model Testing

The model testing period of designing a marine vessel plays a critical role right from the very basic design stages. STS began ship model testing in 1986 with bulbous bow developments on catamarans. In today's article, we look into our history with ship model testing, the valuable results we have gathered and how these results influence our work.

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January 6, 2019
Lucky Eyre Transhipper Vessel Arrives Safely in Shanghai

The team at Sea Transport Solutions is proud to announce that the new transhipment vessel dubbed ‘Lucky Eyre’, has successfully completed her one-week journey from the shipyard in Guangzhou to Shanghai in China, covering her first 1,670 kilometres with ease. In today's article, we check in on the transhipper's progress as she prepares for her first grain harvest in South Australia.

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September 10, 2018
Ferry Design: Monohull Versus Catamaran

An analysis in efficiency and operability in the medium-speed, medium-sized ferry sector. We answer the question, which hull-type is best for ferry operations based off the research and studies conducted by Dr. Alf Baird, former Professor of maritime Business at Edinburgh Napier University.

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August 24, 2018
Supporting Innovations in Marine Safety

Our team of naval architects are excited to be in cooperation with the United Kingdom's University of Strathclyde in testing a new, potentially life-saving technology suitable for existing and new vessels referred to as DSRS or (Damage Stability Recovery System).

Read our full article to learn more about this exciting new innovation in marine safety.

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May 21, 2018
Brand New Transhipment Vessel for Farmers at Lucky Bay Grain Port

The new vessel dubbed “Lucky Eyre” was specially designed by Sea Transport Solutions (partnering with T-Ports), who are both proud and excited to see the final build complete and ready to be fitted in Shanghai with a material handling system, before setting sail for South Australia.

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March 26, 2018
Lucky Bay Port Development Breakthrough for EP Growers

South Australia is expected to have its very first farmer and private equity partnership port built and in operation for the 2018-2019 grain harvest. The port has been proposed to be built at Lucky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula and will provide an alternative grain storage and export option for local Australian growers. These growers […]

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March 9, 2018
T&T Government Purchases New RORO Catamaran

SEATRANSPORT is pleased to announce that the brand-new STS-Designed RORO passenger and cargo ferry dubbed ‘The Galleons Passage’ will be operating the sea route between Trinidad and Tobago after its purchase this past January. This 74-metre catamaran has an aluminium superstructure comprising a steel hull design, a capacity of 700 people and up to 100 […]

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February 7, 2018

Starting off the New Year in 2018, SEATRANSPORT welcomes our newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Ross Ballantyne. Ross brings with him a Master Class IV coastal ticket, a BEng (Hons) in Naval Architecture from AMC in Tasmania and has made invaluable contributions to SEATRANSPORT in his seventeen (17) years with our company. SEATRANSPORT has been […]

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December 18, 2017
Two New Vessels Introduced to Philippines Fleet

The Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation (APFC) is responsible servicing and connecting the 7,107 islands of the Philippines through their FASTCAT Ferry services.  SEATRANSPORT has been an integral part of the ferry service's growth through building and delivering vessels that are safe, reliable and efficient. Our point of difference in providing the Philippines with their only […]

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January 27, 2017
Utility Tug, Pacific Titan, Adapted for Australian Service

The East Coast Maritime (ECM) Group of Gladstone, Queensland, Australia has acquired a brand new 31-tonne bollard pull, shallow draft, twin screw utility tug, dubbed the Pacific Titan. The design for the new tug was developed by SEATRANSPORT with the initial concept inspired by European work boats - with the exception of a hull that […]

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October 31, 2016
STS to Build Bulk Commodity Terminal in Lucky Bay

SEATRANSPORT will be joining forces with Free Eyre Limited to build a new bulk commodity terminal in Lucky Bay, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. This venture is very exciting as it could result in local grain handling costs drop significantly by next year's harvest. The grower-owned Free Eyre Limited and SEATRANSPORT are planning to joint develop […]

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October 3, 2016
Raising the Bar in Safety

  SEATRANSPORT is proud of be part of the collaborative team that is raising the safety standards for Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation’s passenger ferry services. The new motto for APFC, "Ferry safe, ferry fast and ferry convenient", is based on the firm goal to provide safer, more comfortable and more reliable ferry services to the […]

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July 15, 2016
New Transhipping Port | Upper Eyre Peninsula

  South Australian grain farmers have been given more export options thanks to a new purpose-built grain transhipping port in Lucky Bay, Upper Eyre Peninsula that is expected to be in full operation for the 2017 harvest. This has been made possible thanks to the hard work of our team at SEATRANSPORT. The Lucky Bay […]

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September 15, 2015
UCPB Provides Loan for 2 New RORO Ferries

The United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) and Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation (APFC) have signed a new agreement to finance the purchase of 2 new ROPAX ferries for passenger transport and rolling cargoes, adding to APFC's 10 ROPAX sister ships which came into service in recent years. These new Catamaran RORO (Roll on, Roll off) marine […]

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August 26, 2014
A 'Passion' for Catamaran Design

Stuart Ballantyne has a passion for sea vessels, so much so that he named his 56 foot catamaran after it.  ‘Passion’ is an innovative twist on the traditional catamaran which was designed over 15 years ago by SEATRANSPORT and is referred to as a Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) as opposed to a catamaran. […]

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October 26, 2011
Yanmar Engines Offer the Perfect Fit

When developing a new catamaran vessel that was already pushing the boundaries in design, it was imperative that the engines chosen to power the vessel were of the highest in quality and performance. Stuart Ballantyne, CEO of SEATRANSPORT - the designers of the SWATH catamaran ‘Passion’, was extremely specific in the capabilities of the chosen […]

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August 14, 2011
SEATRANSPORT in the Australian Journal of Mining

SEATRANSPORT has been highlighted in the Australian Journal of Mining for our contribution to Australia's transhipment activity within the mining industry. Our Managing Director Stuart Ballantyne, gave an interview that outlines the latest capabilities and operations of STS design, transhipment vessels and services. Excerpt from Australian Journal of Mining | July - August 2011 “SEATRANSPORT […]

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