In the news this week, Incat Tasmania is building what it says is the world’s largest lightweight battery electric ship.

The Australian shipbuilder is building the 130-metre-long ro-pax vessel for a South American ferry company.

Incat said the ship will be 100-percent battery electric, with an energy storage system that it says is four times larger than that of any other electric or hybrid ship currently operating.

Also in the news, TasPorts has withdrawn its conditional approval for Australia’s Antarctic icebreaker Nuyina to sail under the Tasman Bridge to refuel at Hobart.

A vessel assessment has found the vessel does not meet the minimum safe criteria to transit the bridge.

TasPorts last year gave Nuyina conditional approval to sail under the Tasman Bridge to refuel at the Selfs Point wharf.

Also this week, Port of Melbourne announced a new CFO, DP World is investing in an intermodal facility in Western Sydney, and there has been a change DP World’s Oceania leadership.