Australia

Australia

03 Feb 2020
Australian shippers are breathing a sigh of relief, at least for now, after a court order was issued preventing longshore workers from striking against DP World Australia amid an ongoing 16-month contract dispute.
21 Jan 2020
The new year has hardly gotten off to a quiet start for shippers using DP World’s four Australian terminals as industrial action by dock workers and an increase in port charges has thrown up fresh challenges.
05 Dec 2019
Australian shippers are taking a wait-and-see approach to a review by the country’s competition watchdog on whether to continue the class exemption for container shipping companies from competition laws. The head of the government panel says those exemptions are becoming “harder to justify.”
07 Nov 2019
Australia’s competition watchdog says terminal infrastructure charges have surged more than 60 percent in the past year, prompting shippers to press for government intervention.
23 Aug 2019
WWO says it will fully cooperate with Australia’s ongoing ro-ro cartel investigation that had already ensnared Japanese firms NYK and “K” Line.
WiseTech Global is making a big push into the US with the acquisition of Depot Systems, which runs container yards and handles container bookings.
19 Aug 2019
WiseTech’s purchase of Depot Systems allows it to gain yard container management technology in the US.
The fine against "K" Line comes more than a year after the carrier pleaded guilty following an extensive probe by Australian regulators.
02 Aug 2019
An ongoing probe by Australian regulators that involves several carrier lines over a period of years has resulted in a hefty fine for K Line over price fixing allegations involving the shipment of vehicles.
Australian shippers feel pinch as DP World-labor woes escalate
18 Jul 2019
Ongoing labor tension between dockworkers and DP World Australia ratcheted up on Thursday after the company said it would cut 10% of its workforce. Shippers, meanwhile, are feeling the impact of ongoing strike action by dockworkers.
Dockworkers began a two-day strike Monday against DP World at the Australian port of Brisbane
08 Jul 2019
With a three-month cooling-off period come and gone without a new deal, dockworkers at DP World’s Australian container terminals are putting the heat on the company this week with a series of strikes.
The fifth of five tunnel-boring machines now operating in Sydney was discharged to barge at White Bay, Australia, from the AAL Kembla.
16 Apr 2019
Heavy-lift carrier AAL recently moved two tunnel-boring machines, essential equipment for major metro rail projects, from Nansha, China, to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
04 Apr 2019
Three terminal operators amend their contracts with land transport businesses after Australia's competition watchdog raised concerns that terms in each of the agreements may be unfair.