Wednesday 13th Dec, 2017
Photo: Bhagwan Marine, modified by the ATSB

Hydrodynamic forces drew tug to crash: ATSB report

LAST June, a tugboat crashed into the general cargo vessel Thorco Crystal ripping an 80mm breach in the ship’s hull,…
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Photo: Jim Wilson and Lloyd's Maritime Atlas

Bass Strait freight report reveals TFES volumes

THE Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has released its draft monitoring report on the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation…
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Botany, Kembla container numbers are up, while bulk is down

TRADE through Port Botany and Port Kembla has been sound but mixed for the first five months of the current…
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NQBP acting general manager operations and trade, Eddie Mallan and national heavy haulage general manager, Ian Scott, relish the benefits from optimising opportunities at the Port of Mackay. Photo: NQBP

Mackay facilities boost trade

CENTRAL Queensland manufacturing and transport businesses are benefiting from recent upgrades at the Port of Mackay. The Port recently took…
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Pilbara throughput down in November

PILBARA Ports Authority’s monthly throughput continued a downward trend in November, with 56.1m tonnes of freight passing through the ports…
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AMSA to take over operations of the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety

STARTING on July 1 2018, AMSA will be the sole service provider under the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel…
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Criminal liability a possibility for Aussie pilots, writes Captain John Kavanagh (with assistance from Kendall Messer)*

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Three for the price of one from Senate Coastal Trading Committee

A SENATE committee examining proposed Coastal Trading legislation has produced not one, not two, but three reports on the subject….
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