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.

Westpac chief economist Bill Evans has talked of changing dynamics in trade patterns between Australia and China.Speaking to a recent Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) in...

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

CMA CGM sole bidder for NOL as Maersk drops out

NOL and CMA CGM confirm their exclusive takeover discussions hours after French line sees third-quarter net profit slide 75% to $51m

Corrupt ex-Customs officer gets 14 years in jail

A former senior Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) officer has been given 14 years for organising a conspiracy to import pseudoephedrine – used to make crystal meth.

UASC says formation of mega carrier will not affect its China Shipping vessel sharing

Company says the line is also still open to further co-operation with Hamburg Süd as likelihood of alliance shake-up gathers pace