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.
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.