Monday, February 25, 2013

Cyclone ‘Rusty’ Expected to Cause Major Disruptions at Australian Iron Ore Ports

By James Regan SYDNEY, Feb 25 (Reuters) – World trade in iron ore faces major disruptions as a cyclone bears down on Western Australia, shutting port

February 25, 2013
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Friday, January 25, 2013
Ports

Storms Halt Steelmaking-Coal Shipments From Biggest Exporter

(Bloomberg) — Storms interrupted exports of coal used in steelmaking from ports on the northeast coast of Australia, which accounts for 53 percent of

January 25, 2013
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Ports

Capesize Rates Decline as Cyclone Closes Australian Ports

By Rob Sheridan Charter rates for Capesize ships, the biggest iron-ore carriers, fell for a second day as a storm forced ports to close in Australia,

January 23, 2013
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Friday, January 4, 2013
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News

Capesize Rates Rise on Speculation of Chinese Iron Ore Stockpiling

Rates to ship iron ore rose the most in almost eight weeks on speculation China’s steel industry is stockpiling the commodity before domestic mines shut

January 4, 2013
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Interesting

Australian Icebreaker on Sea Ice Expedition is Stuck in the Sea Ice

An Australian icebreaker on a scientific expedition to study sea ice in Antarctica is, well, stuck in the sea ice it is studying. The icebreaker, a bright

October 24, 2012
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News

Coal Shipping is Not a Threat to Great Barrier Reef [STUDY]

MELBOURNE–The forecast jump in ships carrying coal north from Australia that will come with the expansion of a northerly port by companies such as BHP

October 24, 2012
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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News

Assessing Requirements for LNG Bunkering in Australia

LNG fueled propulsion has been shown to meet the strictest emissions control regulations – such as the global 0.5% sulphur cap, to be implemented between

October 16, 2012
Total Views: 9

Monday, September 17, 2012
Blog

Watch: Bulk Carrier Destroys Moored Fishing Boat

In the video below, the 68,789 dwt bulk carrier Grand Rodosi is seen absolutely destroying a much smaller tuna boat, the Apollo S, while moored at the wharf

September 17, 2012
Total Views: 782

Friday, August 31, 2012
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Incidents

Search and Rescue Operations Conclude off Indonesia, Nearly 100 Still Unaccounted For

Yesterday, four merchant vessels and HMAS Maitland recovered 55 survivors out of a total of 150 passengers of the ill-fated refugee boat that capsized and sank

August 31, 2012
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
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Incidents

Massive Search and Rescue Operation Underway Off Indonesia, 120 Feared Drowned

More than 120 asylum seekers may have drowned off Indonesia, according to the Australian government, which is reopening offshore detention centers in an

August 30, 2012
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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News

Chinese Coal Imports Set to Drop

China, the world’s biggest coal consumer, is poised to reduce imports of the commodity from Australia after the gap with domestic prices narrowed,

August 28, 2012
Total Views: 54

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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Shell and Chevron Swap Multi-Billion Dollar Stakes in Australian LNG Projects

  SYDNEY–Chevron Corp. (CVX) and Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB) agreed Monday to swap stakes in two multibillion dollar natural gas projects in

August 21, 2012
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Monday, August 20, 2012
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Finance

Chevron’s Australian Currency Hedge May be Looking Like Sheer Brilliance

Chevron Corp. (CVX) may end up getting a better deal Down Under than it bargained for. Chevron owns a 47% stake in Australia’s 43 billion Australian

August 20, 2012
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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News

As Australian Dollar Gains Strength, Gorgon LNG Project Will Cost Chevron $8 Billion More than Anticipated

CANBERRA–Chevron Corp. (CVX) is unlikely to seek protection against swings in the Australian dollar that have intensified cost pressures at its flagship

August 15, 2012
Total Views: 22

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Incidents

Nearly Eaten by Hammerhead Shark, Naked Fisherman Rescued Off Western Australia [VIDEO]

There’s nothing like being naked to make you feel just a little bit more vulnerable, especially when you’re being circled by a hammerhead shark in

August 11, 2012
Total Views: 41

Monday, July 30, 2012

Improperly Installed Steering Equipment Caused 2011 Grounding of Brand New Bulker

Australia’s Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) announced Monday that an improperly installed piece of steering gear caused the April 2011 grounding of a

July 30, 2012
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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Defense

3rd Time’s the Charm, Australian Navy Responds to Asylum Seekers in Distress

While transiting from Singapore to Christmas Island, HMAS Wollongong was tasked to respond to a vessel in distress which was eventually located approximately

July 4, 2012
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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Incidents

Déjà Vu Offshore Australia, 4 Refugees Perish in Latest Sinking

In the span of less than a week, a second vessel overloaded with refugees has capsized and sunk in the waters northwest of Australia, 107 miles north of

June 27, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Incidents

Australia-Bound Boat Capsizes, Fate of 200 Refugees Unknown [UPDATED]

View Larger Map SYDNEY–A major rescue effort is underway after a boat carrying up to 200 asylum seekers capsized off the coast of Australia’s

June 21, 2012
Total Views: 1

Monday, June 18, 2012
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Defense

Did the British Navy Sell the Australian Navy a £65 Million Rustbucket?

When most of the world envisions the British Navy with impeccably dressed officers, calling orders in the shadow of the gallant ensign are supplemented with

June 18, 2012
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