IN the news this week, the MUA applied to the Fair Work Commission to be able to carry out protected industrial action in the just-started enterprise bargaining agreement negotiations with stevedore DP World.

Also, Aurizon inked a deal to haul magnetite from Tennant Creek to Darwin Port. The rail company is investing in port infrastructure at the NT port.

A ro-ro vessel rescued three people on an inflatable catamaran that ran into trouble after sharks bit the boat.

And Townsville is expecting expansion and is looking for workers.

DCN Weekly is a regular roundup of the top stories in the Australian maritime and logistics industry.