Australia’s government is considering a block exemption to the competition law for liner shipping in a move that has been cautiously welcomed by Shipping Australia, the industry’s national association.
18 Nov 2015
Dock workers in Australia’s two major port gateways are preparing to return to work just over 100 days after mass firings by global terminal operator Hutchison set off spirited labor protests.
16 Nov 2015
Half a year after acquiring Australia logistics giant Toll Holdings Ltd., Japan Post Holdings Co.'s mail and logistics unit is in a better financial position than it was at the same time a year ago, but still finds itself bleeding red ink.
02 Nov 2015
Australia logistics firm Qube Holdings' $1.2 billion raid on Asciano, whose Patrick subsidiary is the country’s largest stevedore, has the blessing of shipping industry players and sounds the death knell to Canada management group Brookfield’s $6.4 billion takeover bid.
14 Oct 2015
Container carrier APL announced it is upgrading its New Zealand Express, or NZE, service by adding a direct northbound call at Brisbane, Australia.
08 Oct 2015
Shipping Australia Limited is betting the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal will be a boon for the Australian reefer trade, which the country hopes will offset the trade losses sustained after the commodity bust.
08 Oct 2015
Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) today agreed to extend conciliation talks until November as both sides try to find a way out of a bitter dispute that exploded after 97 workers were fired in early August.
02 Oct 2015
Maersk Line will this month start a direct service between Thailand and Australia, eliminating the need to make transshipment calls at other Southeast Asian hubs and cutting down both transit time and costs for shippers.
24 Sep 2015
Shippers using Port Botany and reeling from the impacts of labor strife in August took another blow as the facility was shut down Wednesday due to wild weather.
19 Sep 2015
Australia is trying to boost its containerized food exports after a world commodity glut halted a boom in shipments of the nation’s top three export commodities, iron ore, coal, and liquefied natural gas.
15 Sep 2015
The Australian Federation of International Forwarders has expressed concern that a change of insurance agent by the International Air Transport Association in the country is forcing its members to come up with huge bank guarantees, sometimes running into millions of dollars.