Saturday 22nd Sep, 2018

Container trade through Melbourne on the up

CONTAINERISED trade through the Port of Melbourne saw an uptick in August, according to the latest statistics available from the Port….
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Queensland authorities investigate Gladstone chemical spill

A SODIUM hydroxide spill in Gladstone Harbour has been investigated by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP)….
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Lads Passage inner route. Image: Jim Wilson and Google Earth

Queensland’s VTS is getting an upgrade

QUEENSLAND is getting a slick new vessel traffic services (VTS) system. The state government has announced a $36m investment to replace…
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Photo: Southern Cross Maritime

Rise in capesize rates

CAPESIZE rates have improved lately, mainly caused by cargoes from Brazil, analysts Banchero Costa have reported. According to BC, the…
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THE SHIPPING LIFE: Navigating the high seas

Our Tasmanian flop EVERYTHING in our business didn’t always turn out to be beer and skittles, far from it, but in any dynamic business…
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OMC executive director, Dr Terry O’Brien AM. Photo: OMC

DUKC technology taught at Melbourne Uni

CASE studies of OMC International’s DUKC technology are being taught at the University of Melbourne as part of a partnership…
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More Adelaide-Melbourne freight on rail possible after upgrade

A $15m government-funded freight rail upgrade will enable longer freight trains to run between Adelaide and Melbourne, increasing the line’s…
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“Vote Yes”, says MUA

A ‘YES’ vote is being urged by leadership of the Maritime Union in relation to a marriage with the Construction,…
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