Monday, January 23, 2023

Australia Speeds Up Purchase of ‘Smart’ Sea Mines to Deter China

By Ben Westcott (Bloomberg) — The Australian government is looking to speed up the purchase of a new generation of sea mines to protect its ports amid

January 23, 2023
Total Views: 752

Friday, January 6, 2023
hastings bulk carrier coal ships shipping iron ore newcastle

China Eases Australian Coal Ban to Bolster Energy Security

By Muyu Xu SINGAPORE, Jan 6 (Reuters) – The increasing need to secure energy supplies after easing COVID-19 restrictions has

January 6, 2023
Total Views: 993

Monday, January 2, 2023
Cruise Ships

Australia Port Entry To Fouled Cruise Ship

by John Konrad (gCaptain) What should have been a dream holiday for passengers, a holiday cruise through the glittering blue waters from Auckland to Sydney has

January 2, 2023
Total Views: 10802

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Australia Launches Offshore Wind To Move Away From Coal

By James Fernyhough Dec 18 (Bloomberg) –Australia officially opened its first offshore wind zone off the southern coast of Victoria, as the nation seeks

December 18, 2022
Total Views: 2485

Sunday, November 27, 2022
Svitzer tugboat

Australia’s Port Dispute Shows A Labor System Full Of Holes

With a settlement not really any closer, the Svitzer dispute demonstrates the failure of the Fair Work Act to provide a safety valve to resolve intractable

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Svitzer Ordered to Scrap Harbor Tug Worker Lockout in Australia

Australia’s Fair Work Commission has ruled that Svitzer Australia, a subsidiary of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, must scrap its plans for a

November 17, 2022
Total Views: 3454

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Harbor Tug Lockout Threatens ‘Nationwide Port Shutdown’ in Australia

Maritime union says Svitzer bosses are refusing to withdraw lockout that will bring Australian ports to a near standstill The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)

November 16, 2022
Total Views: 3666

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Svitzer Planning Lockout of Australian Harbor Tug Crews in Dispute with Unions

Towage operator Svitzer, an A.P. Moller-Maersk subsidiary, has announced an indefinite lockout of Australian harbor tug crews over an industrial labor dispute

November 15, 2022
Total Views: 2739


Bulker Banned from Australian Ports for Three Months

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Costanza from Australian ports for three months for underpaying

November 15, 2022
Total Views: 2689

Monday, July 25, 2022

Australia Bans Tanker for Underpaying Crew, Insufficient Food and Water

A Liberian-flagged tanker has been banned from Australian ports for six months for underpaying crew wages and insufficient food and water. The Australian

July 25, 2022
Total Views: 8726

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Australia & New Zealand  Get Slammed By Container Rates

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Long-term rates for shipping containers to New Zealand and Australia have soared in the past few years, and are now at record highs.

July 24, 2022
Total Views: 7531

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Australia Bets Big On Brazilian Sugar Ports

By Tatiana Bautzer (Reuters) – Australia’s Macquarie group is investing in Brazilian ports by taking a stake in port operator CLI and funding a

July 17, 2022
Total Views: 2013

Friday, July 8, 2022
US Navy Sailor in SYDNEY Australia

Pacific Maritime Security: Does Climate Policy Matter?

by Wesley Morgan (TheConversation) Prime minister Anthony Albanese is hoping his government’s more ambitious climate policy will help reset Pacific relations

July 8, 2022
Total Views: 1277

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
A helicopter assists the MV Portland Bay off New South Wales, Australia

Broken Down Bulk Carrier Saved Off Australia’s New South Wales

A Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier and its crew of 21 have reached port safely in Australia after several days battling bad weather off the coast. The M/V

July 6, 2022
Total Views: 3983

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Ship Captain Stands Accused of Smuggling Cocaine Into Australia

A ship captain has been charged in Australia for his alleged role in a drug smuggling operation at the Port of Hedland. If convicted, he could face life in

May 24, 2022
Total Views: 3932

Friday, May 13, 2022

Australia ‘Concerned’ By Chinese Spy Ship Off Its Coast

SYDNEY, May 13 (Reuters) – A Chinese intelligence ship was tracked off Australia’s west coast within 50 nautical miles of a sensitive

May 13, 2022
Total Views: 4584

Monday, April 25, 2022
ANZAC Merchant NAvy Troop-ship

Anzac Day, Lest We Forget World War’s Longest Lifeline

“The Merchant Navy has no real way of displaying its capabilities. There is no compulsory wearing of uniforms, no street parades led by fine military

April 25, 2022
Total Views: 4075

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Bulk Carrier’s Crew Members Accused of Offloading Cocaine at Sea in Australia

Authorities in Austrlia have arrested four crew members from the Cyprus-registerd bulk carrier Kypros Bravery after seizing 416 kilograms of cocaine, or about

March 31, 2022
Total Views: 15782

Sunday, March 20, 2022
iron ore loading

Australia Bans Exports Of Alumina and Aluminum Ores To Russia

By Thomas Biesheuvel, Mar 20, 2022 (Bloomberg) –Australia, the world’s biggest exporter of alumina, announced a ban on shipments to Russia in a move

March 20, 2022
Total Views: 2804

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Cruise Ships

Australia to Lift COVID-19 Cruise Ban

SYDNEY, March 15 (Reuters) – Australia on Tuesday said it would lift its entry ban for international cruise ships next month, effectively

March 15, 2022
Total Views: 804