PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION WORKPLACE INQUIRY:  Asciano weighs in on workplace relations

Logistics giant puts its weight behind amendment bill.

Asciano has voiced support for the Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014 that would mandate that productivity improvement discussions take place during enterprise bargaining...

PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION WORKPLACE INQUIRY: The MUA condemns rational policy-makers

The Maritime Union of Australia has condemned as “dangerous” the proposed changes to the Fair Work Act by what it describes as “economically rationalist policy makers”.

PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSIONS WORKPLACE INQUIRY: AIMPE criticises MUA for increasing cost pressures

MUA ‘touting for membership’ tactics push up employer costs says AIMPE.

PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION WORKPLACE INQUIRY: AIMPE slams MUA on bargaining

The Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers has taken strong issue with the Maritime Union of Australia over the latter’s bargaining tactics.

ILWU distances itself from Zim protests

Union members threatened by anti-Israel demonstrators.

Hapag-Lloyd to order 12,000 teu ships as it prepares for IPO

German line expects to make decision on ultra large tonnage later this year.

Contract closure extension holds up Esperance port upgrade

Multi-user iron ore facility on hold until deal is struck.

CSCL ekes out US$8.5m in core profits as fuel prices decline

China Shipping giant faces fragile recovery due to ship oversupply and fiercer competition.

China Shipping Development returns to the black

Reversal of fortune is due to a rebound in the tanker division and an accounting manoeuvre in 2013.

State shipbuilding conglomerates in top executive swap

Move renews speculation that a reunion between CSSC and CSIC might happen.