Bocimar loses US$47m in 2014, blaming overcapacity

Yearly loss comes as revenues rise 13%.

Bocimar, the dry bulk unit of Belgian aviation and shipping conglomerate CMB, reported a net loss of US$44.6m in 2014, compared to a profit of US$3.5m in 2013.The yearly loss takes into account a...

La Spezia gears up for bigger ships

Two new STS cranes delivered for use at Contship’s Italian terminal.

Fraud charges laid against two Victorian importers

Customs brings charges against another two companies for avoiding payment of duties and taxes.

Industry opinion: On the hook, the hidden victims of congestion

Nobody really thinks about the seafarers whose voyages have been interrupted by the US west coast congestion. Trust me, they have not been having much fun, writes Michael Grey

THE GRILL: Kent Heazlett

The subject of this week’s Grill is Kent Heazlett of International Cargo Solutions.

MARITIME HISTORY: Direct service to Mexico initiated 15 years ago

Also in the news was water quality in the big river, Queensland premier chasing strategic alliances and Darwin's East Arm wharf opened.

The Mission to Seafarers: Port of Townsville

An introduction to the history and current works of the Queensland port's seafarer charity.

TUGS AND TOWAGE: Naval architect takes on tug boat builds for Australia

Canadian company wins contract to oversee construction of tugs for WA commodity trades.

TUGS AND TOWAGE: Asbestos discovery in newly arrived tugs leads to removal for restoration

Surprise discovery of toxic mineral in wiring leads to change of plans for Svitzer.

TUGS AND TOWAGE: Grounding defies an easy explanation

Tugs show their worth in incident-free refloating of stranded boxship at the port of Fremantle.