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DPWA introduces Fremantle surcharge

DP World Australia (DPWA) has announced that it will introduce a charge at its Fremantle Terminal as part of the basis for which access to the terminal is granted, for both road and rail operators, from 30 October 2017. In a media release, Luke Westlake, General Manager – Operations, DP World Fremantle, stated that the charge […]

30 Days at Sea

30 Days time lapse at Sea. Sharing this post as it looks just fabulous… 30 Days of Timelapse, about 80,000 photos combined. 1500GB of Project files. Sailing in the open ocean is a unique feeling and experience.I hope to capture and share it for everyone to see. Route was from Red Sea — Gulf of […]

Embrace Technology

iContainers Urges Freight Forwarders To Fight Convention And Embrace Technology “As shippers press on with their demand for speed, transparency, and efficiency, the freight forwarding strives hard to find a quick enough and appropriate response,” says Klaus Lysdal, Vice President of Sales and Operations of iContainers. “The solution to this equation lies before our eyes: […]

Coastal Shipping

Australian Government Committed To Ensure Safe, Secure And Efficient Coastal Shipping. The Australian Government is committed to coastal shipping reform to ensure safe, secure and efficient coastal shipping as part of Australia’s national transport system. Operators and agents of both Australian and foreign flagged ships have raised a number of concerns about the operation of […]

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 […]

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