Black Sea bounty as China favours Ukraine for grain

Smaller vessel operators may switch their focus as China shuns US supplies.A Chinese move to import more grain from Ukraine rather than the US may lead to a change in tactics for smaller vessel...

Freight rates continue downward spiral

Carriers pin hopes on April GRIs as east-west rates reach new lows.

China Cosco plans to order 11 19,000 teu boxships

Company makes inquiries at several major Chinese shipyards to build the vessels.

MSC takes delivery of second 19,224 teu boxship

MSC Oliver to enter Albatross service later this week alongside MSC Oscar.

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.