PORT of Newcastle this week announced the establishment of an empty container park at its Mayfield site.

It framed the development as a step toward its plan to establish a full container terminal.

In other news this week, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority issued a legal direction to the Port of Albany to allow the ICS Silver Spirit to enter the port for repairs to the engine.

And, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission gave Aurizon the green light to sell its East Coast Rail business for $435 million.

Also, Neptune Pacific Direct Line announced it would deploy a new, purpose-built landing craft for the Norfolk Island trade.

And Swire Shipping launched its new Pacific Weekly Express service. The new service calls Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Fiji.

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

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