IN the news this week: Western Australia’s Shipping and Supply Chain Taskforce has recommended policy and regulatory reforms to support Australian-owned shipping lines competing in domestic sea-freight work.

Also in the news this week, rail operator Aurizon shed more light on its plan to rail containers from the Port of Darwin through to the south-eastern states. It says this would be up to 40% faster than traditional container shipping routes into Australian ports.

And also, a Queensland rail freight line has been upgraded to accommodate more livestock to be transported by rail.

And finally, police are appealing for information regarding 50 kilos of cocaine found in a containerised shipment of plastic furniture from South America.

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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