Australia/Oceania

25 Jul 2016
Australia’s top container terminal operator will have a new owner in short order.
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.
05 Oct 2015
The fast-growing port of Tauranga has begun widening and deepening its shipping channels to handle larger vessels after a more than four-year court battle over the project.
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.
11 Sep 2015
Container volume through the ports of Auckland inched up 0.4 percent in its fiscal year ending June 30, while its rival Tauranga grew its traffic 12 percent, helping it close the gap between it and New Zealand’s largest container gateway.
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.
31 Aug 2015
Hutchison Ports Australia acting CEO Mark Jack emerged from the first day of talks with the Maritime Union of Australia aimed at ending the bitter dispute over recent layoffs saying that the discussions had been “useful and constructive.”
31 Aug 2015
Australia’s container shipping business appears to have escaped the fate of its dry bulk sector that has been crippled by China’s economic slowdown, but even as volumes grow strongly excess capacity in the north-south trade is preventing rates from rising.