INTEGRATED INNOVATION

Port Design  |  Development  |  Operations  |  Management

DELIVERING THE GREATEST POSSIBLE ADVANTAGE AND OUTCOMES TO OUR CLIENTS

Oropesa provides an innovative Port Management & Port Development capability to maximise efficiency, productivity & safety.

Ensuring Sustainable Port Services.

We are a paradigm shift away from standard port management models where our focus is on whole supply chain systems.

Our systems are supported in every area by decades of specialist Knowledge, Experience and Safe Operations.

We have completed and continue to support numerous operations and projects throughout Australia.

We seek to deliver the greatest value and ongoing cost benefit to the client.

THE OROPESA INTEGRATED SERVICE ADVANTAGE

EXPERIENCE TO DELIVER

KEY PERSONNEL

KEY PERSONNEL

Oropesa has built an impressive team with years of “on the ground” experience and large project capability.

CAPTAIN ADAM MCPHAIL

CAPTAIN ADAM MCPHAIL

30 Year defence and commercial industries, 15 Years commercial marine pilot, Marine Surveyor, and Port Operations Contractor read more

CAPTAIN MICHAEL EDWARDS

CAPTAIN MICHAEL EDWARDS

Managing teams of 15-350 personnel, 30 years professional mariner with both Naval and Commercial experience read more

VICE ADMIRAL RUSS CRANE

VICE ADMIRAL RUSS CRANE

Former Chief of Navy. Warship Commander; DG Intelligence, Reconnaissance, & Surveillance; Commander Border Protection read more

CAPTAIN VIC JUSTICE

CAPTAIN VIC JUSTICE

4 Decades of Port operations, Pilot, Harbourmaster, Port Authority CEO and scholar of Marine Operations read more

DENISE GOLDSWORTHY

DENISE GOLDSWORTHY

An experienced non-executive director, with a history of C-suite executive management that includes full P&L accountability read more

IAN MILLINER

IAN MILLINER

A generalist business, project and training manager, with extensive experience in the maritime, subsea and logistics industries. read more

ALISTAIR MACKINLAY

ALISTAIR MACKINLAY

Alistair MacKinlay is a commercial lawyer and investor and the principal of MacKinlays Solicitors and Ronson MacKinlay Conveyancing Solicitors read more

OROPESA CASE STUDIES

CAPE CUVIER

Our Affiliate Company, Oropesa Holdings Pty Ltd has been the long term terminal operational services provider to Cape Cuvier. Oropesa Holdings sought to support Rio Tinto’s expansion ambitions to grow this terminal form a 3mtpa operation to a maximum of 20mtpa. A self initiated efficiency review of our client’s activities identified a number of opportunities to support development of this operation with minimal capital expenditure.

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

In support of the selection of a new class of ship the Department of Defence engaged Oropesa to undertake a time critical infrastructure assessment considering the operational viability of current arrangements to support these new vessels. The three-month project had to be delivered within 20 Days.  Oropesa understood the priority, the need and the subject matter intimately.  Our firm delivered the outcome on time and within the budget.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

When the Western Australian Government required a suite of Port Management, Safety and Environmental Plan developed for the 10 Ports and 14 Terminal operations it is responsible for, Oropesa was the preferred provider.  A competitive Tender Process had OPM selected from a broad field of suppliers to deliver this important task.

THE OROPESA NAME

The name of our firm is unusual, and we are often asked to explain it’s origin.

In the course of maritime history no threat has delivered greater losses to shipping than the sea mine. During the First World War the sea mine became a scourge of shipping with 250,000 laid through the coasts of Europe. The Second World War saw more shipping lost to sea mines than submarine, surface vessel and aircraft attack combined.

The intent of this style of warfare is to deny access to ports and sea-lanes, disrupt shipping, deliver economic restriction and devastate the free flow of trade by sea.

To combat these unseen hazards, an innovative and courageous trawler, the Oropesa, towed a single wire fitted with cutters and arranged to sever the moorings of buoyant mines tethered to the seabed. Once exposed by the Oropesa Sweep the threat was removed by direct and decisive action. From this humble beginning the first form of mine warfare was born. As the threat has evolved, so to has the counter to it, meeting and matching the adversary at each and every step.

In homage our company founder’s history, and in keeping with the ethos of removing hazards to shipping and maintaining safe maritime trade, this company was named after the first innovation of its kind – Oropesa. Like this formative solution to safe shipping, Oropesa Port Management prides itself on providing innovation and evolution to continually explore all options and opportunities in furthering port operations and management. Business is conflict. It sees the rise and fall of economic interests supporting, specific, regional national and global outcomes, and can only be balanced by prudent operations and considered management. Strategic vision coupled with Industry Leading Operational Capability is required to meet the needs of our clients – and that is what we deliver.

The ability to Identify Hazards others cannot, the Foresight to look beyond the threat and see the solution, the Vision to see what lies beyond the near horizon, and the Tenacity to persevere where others falter, these are the driving principles that Oropesa values.

INTEGRATED INNOVATION

Port Design  |  Development  |  Operations  |  Management