Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Multi-BUZZ #12
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28 March 2013   Buzz #12
A snapshot of where India stands in the Asian Century White Paper
Excerpts from

1. The Australia in the Asian Century White Paper places India in a position of much greater significance than it has previously achieved in our national consciousness. India is identified as one of five key regional nations that are most important to Australia, along with China, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia.


Multiculturalism is not just a passing fancy
By Priya Prakash

The camels have been shampooed, the taxi is waiting, and lights on the Sydney Harbour Bridge has been turned on, but "Where the bloody hell are you?" Does this ring a bell?

The 2006 Australia tourism campaign; after being on air for about 2 years, the advertisement was finally laid to rest; albeit in the receptacle of advertising history. 


Five things you didn't know about Holi
By Mallika Goel

Much like any country has their iconic festivals- La Tomatina Festival in Spain, Oktoberfest in Germany or even The Carnival in Rio, India has Holi - the closest we Indians come to having a raucous public party. As this colourful and exuberant festival nears in 2013, we've compiled a list of top five interesting facts to get you up to speed:


Meet our new Graphic Designer...Diya Dasgupta

1. Your first impression of MC at your interview?

I walked in to MC with a pounding heart, excited and nervous…and terribly wanting to impress my interviewer. Little did I realize I was going to be interviewed by not one, but five women…simultaneously! 


From the Editor's Desk

Ready. Steady. It's a long weekend! Fly away to Bali, to the Gold Coast, perhaps to the Caribbean? Not this time! 

I met two business associates very recently at a recent business event and both of them eagerly shared that they were heading to India for this long Easter weekend and were looking forward
to it. 

A long weekend of Easter and Holi celebrations coming together in India will certainly make their trip a colourful one and a memorable one at that. India is in the forefront today and for the right reasons. Any international business plan that does not include India cannot reflect vision. 

With the growing and rapid professional  migration from India to Australia, any marketing plan that does not include the Indian and sub-continent audience residing in Australia, will not be tapping into the fullest extent of audience and revenue opportunities for the marketer. 

I leave you to dabble with these ideas and more. In this issue of Multibuzz we talk about the Asian White Paper spotlight on India, five things about Holi you didn't know, why multiculturalism is not a passing fancy and an interview with our new designer, Diya Dasgupta.

Happy Holi and Easter to all our readers! 

Multiculturalism is the New Mainstream

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

LNG bunkering feasible in 10 Australian ports

Canberra: A DNV-led joint industry project (JIP) has identified 10 Australian ports which have the potential to offer LNG bunkering by 2016, backed by attractive payback periods for investments with no significant legal restrictions hindering development.

The study focused on LNG fuelled offshore support vessels (OSVs) and tugs, and believed that with proper combinations of bunkering solutions such as tank trucks, permanent tanks and barges in the different ports, efficient LNG bunkering can be established.

“Increasing LNG production along with new international regulations boost the interest in LNG fuelled shipping; this may actually to some extent switch ships from fuelling with imported fuel to using domestically produced LNG,” said Henning Mohn, project manager for the JIP.

The JIP recommended more technical guidelines and a clearer regulatory framework to be in placed, along with financial incentives to kick-start the development.

DNV noted that when establishing LNG bunkering, the critical business phase is the first two to four years of operation when the LNG suppliers rely on a few brave shipowners willing to be industry forerunners.

After some years of successful operation a second wave of ships is expected to enter the market, which will reduce suppliers' uncertainty and reinforce the business case. An accelerated approach can open up LNG bunkering in Australia by 2016.

The partners of the JIP comprise of Australian Maritime Safety Authority, BOC Limited (Linde Group), Farstad Shipping, Ports Australia, Rolls-Royce Marine, Svitzer Australia, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations, Teekay Shipping (Australia), Woodside Energy, and DNV.

The use of LNG as a fuel for ships is seen as one of the options to address the future environmental and commercial challenges in the shipping industry.