Australia/Oceania

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.
12 Jan 2016
A tug strike on Australia’s eastern seaboard has disrupted shipping with further nation-wide industrial action scheduled by an engineers union over the following week.
05 Dec 2015
In Australia terms, Melbourne’s port is a heavyweight, liftings 2.6 million 20-foot-equivalent units annually, which is 36 percent of the country’s total container traffic.
03 Dec 2015
New intermodal terminals in Australia reflect the more holistic approach toward port capacity and productivity that some observers say will be needed as volumes grow and mega-ships discharge larger and larger loads of cargo.
26 Nov 2015
CMA CGM said it is upgrading its New Europe Mascarene Oceania service by adding new port calls, starting in early December.
26 Nov 2015
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.
23 Nov 2015
The Asia-Australia container trade is facing capacity cuts and service withdrawals in the next few months that should give added impetus to rising freight rates that have been increasing since mid-year on a better supply-demand balance.
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.
09 Nov 2015
A look at how the Top 50 Global Transportation Providers break down by continent and regional revenue.
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.