Glencore Wins Cut to Coal Carrying Costs Out of Newcastle

By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Australia's competition regulator said on Monday the Port of Newcastle must reduce its charges for ships entering the port to carry coal for Glencore , in a big win for the global miner. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said Port of Newcastle Operations Pty Ltd (PNO) should cut its current rate by about 20 … [Read more...]

Damen Floats Australian Icebreaker ‘Nuyina’

Dutch shipbuilding group Damen has announced the successful float-out of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The float-out took place over the weekend as the water levels in the yard’s dry dock holding the newbuild were raised by six meters; a process taking two days to complete. Once … [Read more...]

Australia Cancels Livestock Shipper’s Live Export License After Sheep Deaths at Sea

SYDNEY, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Australia's government has cancelled the live export licence of the country's biggest livestock shipper, Emanuel Exports Pty Ltd, after investigating the death of thousands of sheep during a shipment to the Middle East last year. In a statement issued late on Tuesday, the government didn't specify why the licence had been revoked, but said the move … [Read more...]

Australia Bans Bulk Carrier for One Year for Underpaying Crew

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier MV Shandong Hai Wang for 12 months after it was discovered that crew had been deliberately underpaid. AMSA received information from the International Transport Workers’ Federation on 6 July 2018 alleging discrepancies in the payment of crew wages. Surveyors boarded the ship on … [Read more...]

Australia Detains ‘Unseaworthy’ Ship, Arrests Owners

Inspectors with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority detained the Australian-flagged MV Tomin in the Port of Yamba, New South Wales last week after determining the vessel to be unseaworthy, substandard and a threat to the marine environment. Two of the vessel's owners were arrested on board, charged with operating an unseaworthy and substandard vessel.  AMSA … [Read more...]