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Svitzer Announces Lockout in Australia

Nov 14, 2022

Svitzer Australia, a subsidiary of A.P. Møller – Maersk, announced on Monday that it will lock out all harbor towage employees covered under its 2016 National Towage Enterprise Agreement and their union bargaining representatives starting Friday, November 18, amid ongoing pay disputes.The lockout, which is slated to run indefinitely, will impact shipping operations at Australian ports in Queensland…

BIMCO: Iron Ore Spot Rates Spike 163%

Sep 29, 2021

As the average length of the journey increases, partly due to port congestions in China, soaking up capacity and pushing up spot rates, shipowners will likely be enjoying high freight rates until the end of the year.Iron ore spot freight rates from Western Australia…

China is Paying a High Price for Its Ban on Australian Coal

Apr 09, 2021

China is paying a high price for its unofficial ban on coal imports from Australia, with the cost of domestic and alternative foreign supplies rising for both thermal and coking grades of the fuel.China, the world’s biggest importer, producer and consumer of coal…

Op/Ed: China's Import Bans Are a Diplomacy Fail

Feb 11, 2021

As Australian producers scramble to find markets for goods hit by Chinese import restrictions, it might look as though China is winning the diplomatic war.But the current situation is a diplomacy fail for China as much as for Australia.What products have been banned…

China's Ban on Australian Coal Forces Trade Flows to Realign

Jan 12, 2021

China's effective ban on imports of Australian coal is forcing a realignment of flows between the world's two biggest importers and two largest exporters.Indonesia and Australia dominate the global seaborne coal trade, with the Southeast Asian nation tops in thermal coal…

China Has Reportedly Banned Australian Coal Imports

Oct 14, 2020

Australia is investigating media reports that China has stopped taking its coal shipments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, adding that such import quotas to support China's market were 'not uncommon'.Trade industry reports late…

Australia Ship Sim Center Opens

Feb 07, 2020

The Western Australian Minister for Ports, the Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC opened the expanded facilities of HR Wallingford’s new Australia Ship Simulation Center.HR Wallingford has added two new purpose-built simulators to its center in Fremantle…

Austal Australia Rolls Out 118m Trimaran

Dec 18, 2019

Austal Australia has rolled out the hull (No. 394) and attached the superstructure for the first of two 118 meter trimarans under construction for Fred. Olsen Express of the Canary Islands.Bajamar Express was rolled out onto the hardstand at…

OWC Opens Aussie Office

Nov 03, 2019

International engineering consultancy Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is setting up an office in Australia, as offshore wind plans in the country are moving forward.The International Energy Agency’s recently launched “Offshore Wind Outlook 2019” has identified more than 7…

Australian Cruise Industry on Expansion Mode

Oct 25, 2019

The total domestic trips by sea in Australia are set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.36% from 3.9 million in 2018 to 5.1 million by 2023, holding the highest growth rate among all other transport means.Traveling by sea throughout…

ZEAMARINE Secures Largest Contract to Date

Jul 30, 2019

ZEAMARINE has successfully been awarded a large ocean transportation contract from Schenker Australia Pty Limited for the BHP South Flank Project in Western Australia. The project scope encompasses the transportation of approximately 450,000 freight tons from China to Port Hedland…

CMA CGM Upgrades NEMO service

Mar 07, 2019

Shipping group CMA CGM has reinforced its Europe / Indian Ocean & Australia offering by upgrading its NEMO service, which liaises North Europe and the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean Islands and Australia on the southbound leg and Australia to southeast Asia and Europe on the northbound leg…

Dubai Port Raises Stake in Australian Port

Jan 23, 2019

Dubai-based port operator DP World says it has acquired additional assets in DP World Australia (DPWA), giving the firm a majority stake in its Australian terminals.The percentage of what has been acquired from Gateway Infrastructure Investments…

Plans for Another South Australia LNG Import Plant in the Works

Jul 23, 2018

A private firm is looking to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) to South Australia starting in 2020, around the same time as two other proposed import projects, looking to fill a supply gap as domestic gas gets sucked into LNG exports.Venice Energy…

Hyundai Merchant Marine Launches China-Australia Express Service

Jun 15, 2018

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) announced that it is launching a new China-Australia express service, under the name ‘A1X (Australia No.1 Express) with carriers Evergreen and APL. The A1X service covers the ports of Ningbo-Shanghai-Yantian-Sydney…

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