SEALEAD announced a new service that will connect Australia directly with Pakistan and India.

The company will deploy two ships on the route initially, with more to slot in later this year.

Also, the results are in: the major global container liners are bracing for a tough time this year after freight rates plunged on decreased demand in the later part of last year.

Also Aussie logistics company Qube posted solid results for the first half of this financial year.

And AMSA banned an MSC containership for severe maintenance issues.

The NSW Treasurer appointed an independent valuer for the Port of Newcastle under recent legislation aimed at allowing the port to lift the de facto cap on container throughput.

And finally, Fremantle-based ship agency Monson made an acquisition in New Zealand.

Thanks for listening.