PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION WORKPLACE INQUIRY:  Qube Ports calls for Fair Work change

Qube Ports jumps at the chance to identify areas where it wants the Fair Work Act to be improved.

The stevedore and logistics provider Qube Ports has proposed 14 changes it believes are likely to improve the operation of the Fair Work Act in a preliminary submission to the Productivity...

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.