ClassNK amends rules after MOL Comfort catastrophe

Japanese class society to adopt amendments ahead of IACS deadline

Japanese classification society ClassNK has amended its rules related to the strength of containerships following the MOL Comfort catastrophe.All leading class societies reviewed their structural...

Logistics needs to rectify gender gap

A summit on gender diversity within the Australian logistics sector was held today at the Pullman Hotel in Melbourne, with delegates hearing that the industry was lagging in its promotion of women

Infrastructure body releases consultation document

A recently-created infrastructure body wants public and stakeholder comment on the state’s pressing needs.

China’s changing trade patterns

China will still need Australian minerals, but the nature of trade is changing, according to one of Australia’s leading economic forecasters.

Swire Bulk opens Melbourne desk

New bulk desk will be located with company's liner division, Swire Shipping

Tassie government releases draft freight strategy

Freight stakeholders are asked to comment on a new strategic plan prepared by Tasmanian government agencies

Boost for Europe-Australia service

Partners CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd will add an Indian Ocean hub and two Mediterranean ports to their NEMO/EAX service on the Europe-Australia route from next month.

Shippers and shipping

Relationships between the two sides of the cargo transport equation are often fraught but each needs the other

Automation on trial

It is widely acknowledged that automation will be the solution to handling ultra large container vessels — how will Rotterdam’s Maasvalkte2 put this theory to the test?

Philippines signs maritime law enforcement pact with Taiwan

Both nations agreed to avoid using unnecessary force when enforcing maritime law