Australia/Oceania

CentrePort in the New Zealand capital of Wellington is pushing for a deepening project despite shipper recommendations.
08 Jun 2016
CentrePort in the New Zealand capital of Wellington is pushing for a deepening project despite shipper recommendations.
29 Jan 2016
Australia’s Qube Holdings has upped the ante in its quest for full control of Patrick, Oceania’s largest stevedore and terminal operator, after saying it was willing to pay $1.9 billion.
19 Jan 2016
Container ship berth times at Australia’s Port of Brisbane were the shortest among the top four gateways in the country, despite the port handling the largest vessels in the trade, CargoSmart data shows.
18 Jan 2016
Shippers in Bangladesh are finding new ways of getting their air cargo to Australia after the government Down Under slapped a ban on shipments heavier than 500 grams being carried on freighters and passenger planes from several countries, with the South Asia garment-producing giant among them.
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.