Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

15 Jan 2021
High box rates and congestion woes are driving container-side shippers to the breakbulk sector for relief.
12 Aug 2019
Toepfer’s multipurpose index posted a slight gain as of mid-August as competitors stayed occupied elsewhere and one large freight contract was awarded.
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.
04 Apr 2019
Members of the Maritime Union of Australia and DP World Australia have agreed to return to the negotiating table to work on a new agreement on pay and working conditions.
25 Mar 2019
A planned strike at Brisbane follows strikes last week at all four of DP World’s Australian terminals in the ports of Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, and the terminal operator says it won't negotiate a new employment agreement while under threat from further industrial action.
18 Mar 2019
Members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) at the ports of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Fremantle are protesting a DP World decision to cease providing workers with income protection insurance.
26 Feb 2019
A sunny climate and pro-wind and solar policies have contributed to a boom in renewable energy development in Australia, but the country’s power grid has struggled to adapt, prompting concern from the government.