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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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