THE MARITIME Union of Australia announced more protected industrial action at DP World’s four Australia terminals this week.

In other news, DP World and VICT announced increases in landside fees at the beginning of the new year.

Also this week, Maersk announced the opening of seven new facilities in Australia as marked 30-year anniversary in Australia.

And the wellbeing and satisfaction of seafarers has decreased again, according to the Seafarers Happiness Index, marking the longest sustained decline since the index began.

Finally, The Port of Townsville awarded a $1.5 million contract for work that will enable widening of the inshore end of the port’s shipping channels.

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