Sunday 22nd Apr, 2018
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How NSW is addressing the state’s ever-growing freight task

The Hon Melinda Pavey is Member for Oxley and Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight. This speech was delivered at the Australian Logistics Council Forum 2018. It has been edited for reasons of space.

Former GSS chartered vessel, Wehr Warnow. Photo: Chris Mackey

INDUSTRY OPINION: Post-mortem of a shipping company – the Great Southern Shipping debacle

Article by Nathan Cecil and Rebecca Niumeitolu* AT about the time of the worldwide phenomenon that was the Hanjin Shipping…
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The new Trump tariffs – the tip of the trade iceberg?

After several months of uncertainty and speculation, President Trump has finally announced his intention for the US to introduce additional…
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The economy and how foreign exchange impacts the freight and customs sector

By definition the freight/customs industry is exposed to Foreign Exchange (FX) risk, as it deals with foreign currency receipts and…
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership – issues for trade professionals

Going against the protectionist trend from some parts of the world, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was signed last week in…
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INDUSTRY OPINION: Competition can’t come at the cost of standards

Australasian Marine Pilots Institute president Neil Farmer responds to a recent Letter to the Editor regarding competition in pilotage

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INDUSTRY OPINION: Italian bugs reveal bigger stink in Aus importing costs

PETER McCRAE* urges the federal Agriculture Minister to intervene regarding heavy fees caused by “poor process”

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INDUSTRY OPINION: Port surcharges – be careful how you respond

Article by Nathan Cecil* The introduction of port terminal infrastructure surcharges, their subsequent significant increase and the significant increase of…
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Export Council of Australia head of policy, Heath Baker. Photo: Export Council of Australia

INDUSTRY OPINION: Modelling the TPP: not should we, but can we?

Article by Heath Baker* NOW the eleven countries in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (or TPP11)…
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