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Controversial truck orders passed

TRUCKIES across the country say they face financial ruin after the Transport Workers Union won a legal battle in the Federal Court to introduce new mandatory minimum pay rates. The Federal Court of Australia on Thursday dismissed an application to stop the introduction of controversial changes to the conditions of self-employed truck drivers. The three […]

‘Possible MH370 debris’ found in Mozambique Channel

Independent experts give their opinions on new ‘possible MH370 debris’ found in Mozambique Channel. Possible debris from MH370 found THE first photographs have emerged of possible new “MH370 debris” found on a sandbank in Mozambique over the weekend. Independent aviation experts have examined photographs and video of a plane part found on a sandbank in […]

MUA v Patrick

No strikes, no legal action in MUA v Patrick says FWC In a short note issued late on Friday night, Deputy President Booth of the Fair Work Commission announced that the Maritime Union of Australia had temporarily agreed not to take any strike action. In return, stevedoring company Patrick has agreed to temporarily not further […]

When is an IATA agent not an IATA agent?

When is an IATA agent not an IATA agent? SOME forwarders who are becoming IATA accredited aircargo agents / intermediaries in Australia are now finding that going through the procedures that IATA require are now not delivering the expectations and outcomes of the program, in that some air carriers (airlines) may still not wish to […]

Patrick Stevedores strikes back against MUA.

Patrick Stevedores has struck back against the maritime union’s plans to strike for 48 hours at its Port Botany terminal next week. The Maritime Union of Australia, which shut down Patrick ports in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Fremantle for 24 hours on Monday, applied to the Fair Work Commission last week for further strikes at […]

Working With the Right Enterprise Logistics Provider Makes Good Companies Significantly Better

Working With the Right Enterprise Logistics Provider Makes Good Companies Significantly Better. In any economy, the key for manufacturers, distributors or retailers is competitive advantage. When companies lack competitive advantage—or worse yet, experience competitive disadvantage—a difficult economic environment amplifies the pain. Principal reasons many good companies have struggled with this issue are limited exposure to […]

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