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  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Sydney-based liner, bulk and tramp shipping operator Neptune Pacific Line has joined Shipping Australia, the industry body covering majority of the country’s shipping activity, as a full voting member. Neptune Pacific Line Pte Ltd (NPL) is a member of Roll Global LLC, which includes FIJI Water, Paramount Farms, Paramount Citrus, Justin and Landmark Wines, Vintage Nurseries, […]

  • 22 March 2017

    The Australian Government is proposing a reform of the country’s coastal shipping sector stating as its aim the reduction of regulatory burden imposed on the sector. The proposals were released in a discussion paper titled Coastal Shipping Reforms Discussion Paper and the government is seeking comment from ship operators, shipping companies, and other relevant stakeholders on proposed changes. […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Australia’s Senate Committee inquiring into the Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 that will allow international ships to provide services in the country’s domestic shipping market has recommended that the bill be passed, according to Shipping Australia (SAL). The Committee also said that Australia’s government should give further consideration to providing a mechanism for emergency applications and clarifying the effects of the […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Australia’s Senate Committee inquiring into the Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 that will allow international ships to provide services in the country’s domestic shipping market has recommended that the bill be passed, according to Shipping Australia (SAL). The Committee also said that Australia’s government should give further consideration to providing a mechanism for emergency applications and clarifying the effects of the […]

  • 27 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government is pondering a block exemption for liner shipping to replace the existing Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act. Shipping Australia said that it was encouraged by the government’s cautious approach to making changes to shipping competition regulation, but that it would have preferred for the block exemption recommendation to be dropped. […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ship owners and ship agents in Australia have been burned by price rises surrounding the privatization of the Port of Melbourne, according to industry body Shipping Australia. Namely, Andrews Labor Government in Victoria, Australia intends to lease out the Port of Melbourne for up to 50 years and has introduced legislation entitled the Delivering Victorian Infrastructure (Port of Melbourne Lease […]

  • 1 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Wharfies at the DP World terminal in Melbourne refused to unload a container vessel last night citing safety risks.

  • 10 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ship owners and ship agents in Australia have been burned by price rises surrounding the privatization of the Port of Melbourne, according to industry body Shipping Australia. Namely, Andrews Labor Government in Victoria, Australia intends to lease out the Port of Melbourne for up to 50 years and has introduced legislation entitled the Delivering Victorian Infrastructure (Port of Melbourne Lease […]

  • 16 August 2010

    Australian Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese has announced policies to reduce costs for the domestic shipping industry through a more favourable tax regime and measures to reinforce Australia’s maritime skills base. Ahead of the August 21 Federal Election, the Labor Party policy has won support from the Australia Maritime Union, the Australian Shipowners Association (ASA), […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government has proposed 750 per cent rent increase for DP World’s Melbourne terminal. According to Shipping Australia Ltd,  this will lead to a downturn in trade through Port of Melbourne, which is still trying to recover from the hit of the introduction of the Port Licence Fee in 2012. “This looks like another […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government has decided to ratify the International Ballast Water Convention, bringing the country into line with global shipping standards, according to Shipping Australia Limited. The decision would enhances marine biosecurity in Australia’s maritime environment and adopt a common standard of ballast water management. “The international shipping industry is willing to bear the high […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    National shipping association Shipping Australia voiced its disappointment with the draft report released by the Competition Review Panel that has recommended removal of the existing shipping exemptions in Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act. The Australian Federal Government appointed a panel of experts to undertake a major review of Australian competition laws and […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    China Navigation-operated liner shipping company Swire Shipping has canceled Brisbane to Darwin coastal service, industry body Shipping Australia Limited said. According to Shipping Australia Limited’s Chief Executive Officer Rod Narin, the decision was triggered by burdening Coastal Trading regulations imposed by Australia’s Fair Work Commission, the costs of which are outweighing revenue. The Coastal Trading […]

  • 14 May 2015

    The Australian government revealed plans to introduce a number of reforms for foreign flagged vessels operating in Australian waters in its budget plan for 2015-2016 as it pushes to reform its coastal shipping. The reforms include introducing a single Coastal Trading Permit for all ships to replace the current tiered system, amending legislation to allow the carriage of […]

  • 16 August 2012

    Teekay Shipping Australia and KOTUG International B.V. The Netherlands yesterday announced the establishment of a new Joint Venture (JV) company, called KT Maritime Services Australia, to pursue new business opportunities in the Australian towage market. “We believe there are new opportunities for trusted and experienced companies like Teekay and KOTUG to provide superior towage services […]

  • 27 May 2006

    THE competition to determine which new amphibious ships Australia will buy, and who will build them, is on in earnest. The outcome will determine which ships the next generation of Australian soldiers operate from and which local defence companies retain a stake in the naval shipbuilding industry. Two designs are under consideration for two vessels […]

  • 15 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd. (Teekay) and KOTUG International B.V. The Netherlands (KOTUG) today announced the establishment of a new Joint Venture (JV) company, called KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd, to pursue new business opportunities in the Australian towage market. “We believe there are new opportunities for trusted and experienced companies like Teekay and […]

  • 15 October 2014

    Exporters and consumers will suffer greater price instability and higher shipping costs if the shipping competition exemptions provided under Part X of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act are removed, shipping association Shipping Australia Limited stressed. “Comments made by Australian competition regulator ACCC Chairman Rod Sims, in a speech at Adelaide University last Friday bundled all […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Teekay Shipping Australia has boosted towage operations in the Port of Hedland in Western Australia, chartering three more 80+ bollard pull tonne Rotor®Tugs on behalf of BHPB Billiton Minerals. The ‘RT Rotation’, ‘RT Sensation’ and ‘RT Inspiration’, supplied under contract from KOTUG International, will join three powerful Rotor®Tugs already operating in the Port. Teekay Shipping […]

  • 6 March 2005

    Shipping Australia has joined a growing chorus of industry groups calling on the federal and Victorian governments to fund two-thirds of the cost of the $550 million channel-deepening project in Port Phillip Bay. But the shipping lines and exporters are at loggerheads over who should pay the bulk of industry’s share of the costs.

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Operations at Port Hedland, Australia’s largest bulk export terminal, will resume uninterrupted after the port’s tug boat engineers approved a labour agreement and decided not to take any further industrial actions, Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty said in an e-mailed statement. Teekay also said that the Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers (AIMPE) backed the […]

  • 18 September 2014

    Over AUD 400 billion worth of international cargo moved across Australian ports in 2012/13, and some 4,900 cargo ships made almost 14,000 visits from overseas to Australian ports. However, Australian ports handled 97.4 million tonnes of coastal freight during 2012-13, an almost 2% decrease on 2011-12, indicative of a longer-term trend of decreasing amounts of coastal trade, […]