Australia/Oceania

30 Nov 2016
Next-day shipping isn't just for online retailers. The parts division of $19 billion heavy truck maker PACCAR designed its latest distribution center to speed delivery of aftermarket components to customers.
23 May 2016
Several world regions seem to have planned much more container terminal capacity than needed for the coming decades.
09 May 2016
U.S. air cargo price-fixing lawsuit yields another settlement from a major carrier, leaving just one airline standing in the decade-long class action.
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.
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.