Rod Sims opposes privatising ports purely for immediate returns

Harper Review is “extremely timely” with many important recommendations, says ACCC’s Rod Sims, who still has concerns about the effects of port privatisations on users and the economy.

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has warned against privatising ports in a way in which immediate financial benefit comes at a cost of an effective ‘tax’ on future generations.Speaking at Friday’s (September 4)...

Programme for “Pilotage & Port Logistics 2015” is released

Australian and NZ Marine Pilots report they are ‘delighted’ with the positive response and support for the upcoming Pilotage and Port Logistics Conference October 5th to 9th.

NZ pushes maritime training to counter officer shortage

A projected global shortage in maritime officers by 2019 prompts NZ to drive a training campaign

Victorian Parliament creates new infrastructure body

First we had Infrastructure Australia. Now there’s Infrastructure Victoria...

Svitzer fined $600,000 for diesel pollution in Newcastle harbour

Harbour towage company Svitzer Australia has been fined $600,000 for polluting Newcastle Harbour / the Hunter River with diesel; the engineer who caused the pollution was fined $81,000.

Rates weaken amid slack China demand

Iron ore miners still increasing production, with consequences for capesize fleet

Hapag-Lloyd merger deal lifts CSAV profits

CSAV cfo says decision on Hapag-Lloyd IPO could be made in the coming months

CMA CGM posts sharp second quarter profit rise as growth outstrips market

French line achieves ROIC of 14% and volume growth of 6.2%, signs Cameroon concession

Biosecurity Act consultation begins

A public consultation campaign should help Canberra develop regulations for the new Biosecurity Act, which takes effect in June next year.

Box ports bear brunt of economic woes

Analysts lower projections for annual global throughput growth through to 2020, but the increase in container volumes handled by the world’s ports will still be colossal