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First 8500 TEU Boxship Enters Port of Brisbane

Australia’s Port of Brisbane has welcomed its first 8500 TEU class container vessel into the port, the Maersk Lloyd Don Carlos. Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) CEO, Roy Cummins, said this was a significant milestone in the Port of Brisbane’s ongoing work to optimise its navigational channel and ensure Brisbane was able to safely […]

Ikea launches home delivery in ACT

Ikea launches home delivery in Canberra today. IKEA has launched home delivery and online ordering for the first time in Australia, with Canberrans the first in line for the new service. From today, customers in the ACT will be able to order online and either collect in store or receive home delivery. The click-and-collect fee […]

Cooperation with India and Sri Lanka

Border management cooperation with India and Sri Lanka COMMISSIONER Roman Quaedvlieg this week met with the Ministry of Home Affairs in India to discuss the importance of bilateral cooperation on counter people smuggling. Discussions with the Director General Rajendra Singh of the Indian Coastguard focused on the exchange of Maritime Domain Awareness information and opportunities […]

New free trade deal on the agenda at APEC

New free trade deal on the agenda at APEC meeting A NEW trade deal is on the horizon, as ministers discuss regional trade co-operation in Peru at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting in Peru. Representing Australia at the APEC meeting is Minister for Trade Steven Ciobo. He said he and other attendees would conclude […]

Issues Effecting Brisbane Container Terminals

Issues Effecting Brisbane Container Terminals Following Weekend Storms Further to the storms which hit Brisbane over the weekend, please find the following updates from DP World and Hutchison Ports Australia. DP World Update Our Brisbane terminal operations have been significantly impacted following a storm that passed through the site yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 13 November 2016). Terminal […]

Shipping into the Future.

Ships of the future Not just containers and terminals, even ships are going back to the future with some innovative and energy saving technology such as wind powered ships and other green technologies.. Marine Insight reported a while ago about skysail technology which uses towing kites to move the ship forward, reducing the load on the engine and […]

FedEx Express policy change on lithium battery shipments

FedEx Express policy change on lithium battery shipments. Effective January 1, 2017, FedEx Express will no longer accept stand-alone lithium-metal batteries (categorized as UN 3090) and stand-alone lithium ion batteries (categorized as UN 3480) prepared as IATA Section II shipments. Instead, shipments containing UN 3090 or UN 3480 lithium batteries must be offered as fully […]

Port of Melbourne leased

Port of Melbourne leased for whopping $9.7 billion VICTORIA has been “lucky” in its timing after securing $9.7 billion for the 50-year lease of the Port of Melbourne. Treasurer Tim Pallas said the port was the premium asset in its class in Australia, but the higher-than-expected price was down to some good fortune. “I think […]

Asbestos in Imported Goods

Prohibited Importations and Exportations of Asbestos and Asbestos Products   As you may or may not be aware, on 31st December 2003 domestic legislation was introduced placing a ban on the manufacture and use of all types of asbestos and Asbestos Containing Material (ACM). To supplement the above restriction, further legislation was introduced to ban […]

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