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Svitzer Announces Lockout in Australia

Nov 14, 2022

Svitzer Australia, a subsidiary of A.P. Møller – Maersk, announced on Monday that it will lock out all harbor towage employees covered under its 2016 National Towage Enterprise Agreement and their union bargaining representatives starting Friday, November 18, amid ongoing pay disputes.The lockout, which is slated to run indefinitely, will impact shipping operations at Australian ports in Queensland…

Study: Ammonia-Fueled Bulk Carriers Could Ship Australian Iron Ore by 2028

May 15, 2023

A new study from the West Australia – East Asia Iron Ore Green Corridor Consortium finds that ships powered by clean ammonia could be deployed on the iron ore trade routes between West Australia and East Asia by 2028 and reach 5% adoption by 2030…

Australia Budgets for Live Sheep Export Ban

May 11, 2023

Australia’s 23-24 Federal Budget has allocated A$5.6 million over two years to see through plans for the phase-out of live sheep export from Australia.RSPCA Australia CEO Richard Mussell said the RSPCA, as Australia’s leading animal welfare authority…

Date Set for Australia UK Free Trade Agreement

May 09, 2023

During his recent visit to the UK, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced May 31 as the date of entry into force of the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA).With its entry into force, there will be no tariffs on over 99% of Australian goods exported to the UK…

Perdaman Breaks Ground on Australia’s Biggest Urea Project

Apr 27, 2023

Perdaman has commenced construction of its A$6 billion Pilbara urea project - the first new gas manufacturing project in the Pilbara in more than a decade.Located 20 kilometres north-west of Karratha, Australia, the project will convert Western…

Australia’s Hydrogen Industry Projected to Reach $27 Billion Annually

Apr 04, 2023

Australia's hydrogen industry has the potential to generate A$40 billion (US$27 billion) in annual turnover (domestic gross value added) and create 58,000-72,000 jobs per year by 2040, according to a new report by NERA and Arup.The report, Powering…

Svitzer Appoints Spanjic as Global Head of Green Ports

Feb 09, 2023

Svitzer announced that Svitzer Australia Chief Commercial Officer Ivan Spanjic has been appointed as Global Head of Green Ports.This is a newly created role to focus on unlocking value for partners across the marine supply chain, as the demand…

BIMCO: Iron Ore Spot Rates Spike 163%

Sep 29, 2021

As the average length of the journey increases, partly due to port congestions in China, soaking up capacity and pushing up spot rates, shipowners will likely be enjoying high freight rates until the end of the year.Iron ore spot freight rates from Western Australia…

China is Paying a High Price for Its Ban on Australian Coal

Apr 09, 2021

China is paying a high price for its unofficial ban on coal imports from Australia, with the cost of domestic and alternative foreign supplies rising for both thermal and coking grades of the fuel.China, the world’s biggest importer, producer and consumer of coal…

Op/Ed: China's Import Bans Are a Diplomacy Fail

Feb 11, 2021

As Australian producers scramble to find markets for goods hit by Chinese import restrictions, it might look as though China is winning the diplomatic war.But the current situation is a diplomacy fail for China as much as for Australia.What products have been banned…

China's Ban on Australian Coal Forces Trade Flows to Realign

Jan 12, 2021

China's effective ban on imports of Australian coal is forcing a realignment of flows between the world's two biggest importers and two largest exporters.Indonesia and Australia dominate the global seaborne coal trade, with the Southeast Asian nation tops in thermal coal…

China Has Reportedly Banned Australian Coal Imports

Oct 14, 2020

Australia is investigating media reports that China has stopped taking its coal shipments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, adding that such import quotas to support China's market were 'not uncommon'.Trade industry reports late…

Australia Ship Sim Center Opens

Feb 07, 2020

The Western Australian Minister for Ports, the Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC opened the expanded facilities of HR Wallingford’s new Australia Ship Simulation Center.HR Wallingford has added two new purpose-built simulators to its center in Fremantle…

Austal Australia Rolls Out 118m Trimaran

Dec 18, 2019

Austal Australia has rolled out the hull (No. 394) and attached the superstructure for the first of two 118 meter trimarans under construction for Fred. Olsen Express of the Canary Islands.Bajamar Express was rolled out onto the hardstand at…

OWC Opens Aussie Office

Nov 03, 2019

International engineering consultancy Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is setting up an office in Australia, as offshore wind plans in the country are moving forward.The International Energy Agency’s recently launched “Offshore Wind Outlook 2019” has identified more than 7…

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