Australia

The Port of Melbourne, pictured, has gone through a different privatization than other Australian ports in recent years, easing shipper concerns over the deal.
17 Aug 2016
The decision follows Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims’ attack on port privatizations in the country.
04 Sep 2015
An Australian fruit exporter has complained at the lack of transparency provided by shipping lines following faulty in-transit cold disinfestation treatment, a problem that can lead to the costly redirection of cargo.
28 Aug 2015
Hutchison Ports Australia and the Maritime Union of Australia agreed Friday to return to the negotiating table, preventing a looming court action and paving the way to an end of a bitter fight over layoffs at Hutchinson’s Brisbane and Sydney terminals.
26 Aug 2015
Hutchison Ports Australia has attempted to clarify its position in an increasingly bitter dispute with Maritime Union Australia and mounting outrage following reports that the 97 sacked workers were fired via text message and e-mail.
21 Aug 2015
Sydney is poised dethrone Melbourne as Australia’s No. 1 container port, thanks to its inland rail connectivity that got a boost from government investment.
17 Aug 2015
Brookfield Infrastructure Consortium, a global asset owner and operator, has purchased Asciano, owner of some of Australia’s largest container terminal and rail freight operations for $12 billion.
14 Aug 2015
An Australian federal court Thursday granted a temporary injunction preventing Hutchison Ports Australia from making 97 dockworkers in Brisbane and Sydney redundant, allowing the workers to return to work after they had been locked out earlier this month.
12 Aug 2015
The Maritime Union of Australia has taken legal action in federal court against Hutchison Port Holdings’ decision to terminate 97 members of its 222-strong Australian.
06 Aug 2015
Australia’s largest container port has decided not to hike DP World’s rent by 750 percent ahead of its privatisation, with the Port of Melbourne settling instead for an increase of around 20 percent.
05 Aug 2015
Hutchison Port Holdings is facing labor backlash on multiple fronts in Australia over plans to slash its workforce and turn to automation in a bid to cut costs, spurring work stoppages for four hours on July 30 in Brisbane and August 3 in Sydney.
01 Aug 2015
HONG KONG — Australia is preparing for a free trade agreement with its largest trading partner China that is se