TOP stories from the past week include a freight forwarder charged for illegal imports and another development in New Zealand’s coastal shipping scene.

We cover these stories and more in the latest episode of The DCN Weekly, a new podcast from DCN providing a regular roundup of the biggest stories in Australian shipping and maritime logistics.

This week, a man was charged for smuggling 7000 litres of alcohol into Australia while already serving a prison sentence for importing 100,000 cigarettes in the same shipment.

Swire Shipping subsidiary Pacifica Shipping announced a new vessel on its NZ coastal service, and Maritime Safety Queensland hosted an oil spill response exercise in Gladstone.

And the World Shipping Council released some “worrying” figures in its latest Containers Lost at Sea report, and DHL Supply Chain announced it would acquire a national logistics company.

The DCN Weekly is published on our website every Friday afternoon and included in each Monday’s newswire.

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