Australia/Oceania

The acquisition of APC Logistics means C.H. Robinson will be moving more freight though ports in Oceania, such as Napier, New Zealand, pictured.
28 Sep 2016
E-commerce and the need for density in trade lanes is pushing expansion of the global network of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, the largest US logistics operator.
10 Mar 2016
The busiest container port in Australia, Melbourne, is now on the market after the Victoria state parliament passed legislation allowing its sale.
16 Feb 2016
Asciano, the parent corporation of Patrick, Australia’s biggest container terminal operator, announced Tuesday that its board has unanimously approved its acquisition by Qube Holdings, the logistics firm headed by Chris Corrigan, who was pushed out as CEO of Patrick during a hostile takeover in 2006.
11 Feb 2016
Air India and Air New Zealand are the last two defendants in a long-running antitrust litigation brought against nearly 30 providers of air cargo services, but a nasty surprise could be in store for the carriers in a trial scheduled for September.
SOLAS VGM IMO container weight
10 Feb 2016
Maritime NZ, New Zealand’s maritime authority, is seeking stakeholder comments until March 11 on draft guidelines for compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea verified gross mass amendment.
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.