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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 […]

Control of APC Logistics goes offshore

Control of APC Logistics goes offshore One of the last remaining independent freight forwarders, APC Logistics, has been acquired by US industry major CH Robinson for $300 million. It follows the sale of other independents in the industry such as Gluck’s which was bought by Toll Holdings several years ago now as was Halford International by NZ’s […]

Volvo Trucks’ new concept truck cuts fuel consumption by more than 30 %

Volvo Trucks’ new concept truck cuts fuel consumption by more than 30 % Almost one-third lower fuel consumption. Volvo Trucks’ new concept vehicle shows how it is possible to drastically boost productivity in long-haul operations. Among the secrets behind these remarkable fuel savings are aerodynamic design and lower kerb weight. With support from the Swedish […]

Two hour Sydney-London flight on track.

Two hour Sydney-London flight on track for 2018 launch! Hypersonic travel that could propel people from London to Sydney in just two hours is one step closer to reality, following a successful test.  The project, which saw US and Australian military scientists combine resources, is on track to launch in 2018 after its latest engine trial hit the target […]

A DECOMMISSIONED Boeing 767 being transported.

A DECOMMISSIONED Boeing 767 is being transported along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. A DECOMMISSIONED Boeing 767 is being transported along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way to create the ultimate “glamping” venue. In the process, it left many onlookers scratching their heads, as it appeared to float on the water. The aircraft — which will be the […]

How driverless trucks could change Australia

How driverless trucks could change Australia. IT’S one of the most exciting technological advances on the horizon, but the arrival of driverless vehicles could devastate Australia. As a nation whose economy revolves around a $200 billion transport and logistics industry, waving goodbye to truck drivers could mean far-reaching effects. After a futuristic fleet of self-driving […]

Kwinana outer harbour essential.

Kwinana outer harbour essential but dodges Perth Freight Link issue! A FEDERAL Government advisory group has identified the development of the outer harbour at Kwinana as a “game-changing initiative” and warned that without it WA would be “held back”. The yet-to-be-released Perth and Peel Economic Development Strategy and Infrastructure Plan identifies the project as the […]

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