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The Uluru climbing ban

The Uluru climbing ban is better for tourism in the long run! Closing Uluru to climbers empowers Indigenous people to teach visitors about their culture on their own terms, which is more sustainable for tourism in the long run. Uluru is a drawcard for international and domestic tourists, and is visited by over 250,000 people […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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