IN THE news this week, Silk Logistics acquired port and bulk logistics provider Secon in a deal announced last Friday.

Also, Svitzer Australia announced a new managing director.

In other news, two more people were arrested over an attempt to smuggle 850 kilograms of cocaine into Australia hidden on a bulk carrier.

And, MSC bought a majority stake in an Italian air freight carrier with plans to acquire the entire airline.

Finally, an inland port in New Zealand welcomed its first two freight trains from the ports of Tauranga and Auckland.

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

New episodes are published to our website at the end of each week and included in each Monday’s newswire.

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