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.
Port automation is a contentious issue in labor-management relations at ports around the globe, including the Port of Auckland, pictured.
15 Aug 2016
Ports of Auckland want to avoid bad blood that spurred industrial actions at Australian ports.
25 Jul 2016
Australia’s top container terminal operator will have a new owner in short order.
18 Jul 2016
NYK Line’s roll-on, roll-off cargo price-fixing woes continued Monday.
11 Jul 2016
The purchase would boost the Australian presence of the parent company of China’s leading state-owned terminal operator, China Merchants Holdings (International).
11 Jul 2016
The Asia-Australia trade will get a new shipping consortium.
06 Jun 2016
Hapag-Lloyd and Compagnie Maritime Marfret leaving United States/Australasia Discussion Agreement
01 Jun 2016
China’s Landbridge Group said it would invest in a major expansion of Australia’s Darwin Port.
31 May 2016
A group of ports and maritime authorities questioning whether too light a touch will be taken starting July 1.
13 Apr 2016
The Patrick Port Botany Sydney terminal is closed as members of the Maritime Union of Australia participate in a 48-hour strike, with more work actions planned at the Brisbane container terminal next week.
08 Apr 2016
Longshoremen working for terminal operator Patrick at the Australian port of Fremantle have been on strike since Wednesday with another action planned for Sydney’s Autostrad Terminal April 13 to increase pressure on Patrick to reach an agreement on employment terms and conditions.