IN THIS week’s episode of The DCN Weekly, we look at the Dutch court case which topped the Daily Cargo News headlines, a strike in a Queensland port and the conclusion of the Portland Bay saga.

The DCN Weekly is a new podcast from Daily Cargo News, providing a regular roundup of the biggest stories in Australian shipping and maritime logistics. 

The top news story this week was that a court in the Netherlands sided with unions on a case related to cargo lashing. It ruled lashing work should be assigned to dock workers, not seafarers.

Pilot cutter crews went on strike in Port of Mackay over pay and conditions this week, and their company responded with a lock-out.

In other news, an industry peak body raised concerns that biosecurity risks and clearance delays are adding costs to an already costly supply chain, and bulk carrier Portland Bay – which nearly ran aground last week – departed Port Botany. 

The DCN Weekly podcast is published to our website every Friday afternoon and included in each Monday’s newswire. 

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