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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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