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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: […]

Silverstream System’s Technology To Help Reduce Fuel Consumption

The Silverstream® System, an air lubrication technology for shipping, is a unique system that reduces frictional resistance between the water and the hull surface, dramatically reducing fuel consumption and associated emissions. Cruise operators are proactively looking to minimise the environmental impact of their operations without negatively impacting services. They are doing this by getting ahead […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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