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Local Maori challenge Lyttelton consent
Ngai Tahi’s legal representation has demanded Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) commit to a NZ$1m bond to ensure it improves the environment, if consented to deepen its shipping channel from the current low-tide of 12-12.5 metres to about 17-18 metres. 11 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Patrick surcharges contested by customers
Infrastructure surcharges imposed by stevedoring company Patrick at its Australian terminals are being blamed on higher rents and taxes, but customers have reacted strongly to the new list of charges. 27 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Another win for Adani’s Abbot Point expansion
The Queensland Supreme Court has rejected moves to put a stop to the controversial expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal by the Adani company. 27 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Toll moves ahead with Dampier acquisition
Logistics company Toll is completing the purchase of the Dampier Supply Base in Western Australia from MMA Offshore. The purchase was foreshadowed in February and the final details have been confirmed following approvals received from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Foreign Investment Review Board. 27 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
South Port questions “systematic failings” finding
South Port has taken issue with a WorkSafe New Zealand finding that “systematic failings” contributed to a port visitor drowning after he lost control of his vehicle and slid off a wharf in late 2015. 16 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Wellington damage heralds building review
New Zealand’s Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith has declared that design standards and building laws need to be reviewed following a recent technical investigation into the poor performance of a CentrePort Wellington building in last November’s earthquake. 16 May 2017 - Port Strategy
NZ takes WannaCry threat seriously
Some ports are sitting up and taking notice of the massive global ransomware attack known as ‘WannaCry’ in a bid to safeguard their operations. 15 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Australia plans new deepwater port
A new deepwater port in South Australia has been proposed to support a new mining project planned by the Iron Road company on the state’s Eyre Peninsula. 09 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Melbourne must invest in infrastructure
Australia’s Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has warned that the Port of Melbourne could lose trade to competing ports in other states as a result of poor road and rail access. 09 May 2017 - Port Strategy
Ports Australia appoints new CEO
Former Australian Minister of Police Michael Gallacher has been appointed chief executive of Ports Australia, succeeding David Anderson, who announced his decision to leave the position earlier in the year after serving ten years as chief executive. 13 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Discontent continues over DPWA fee hike
DP World Australia’s decision to raise infrastructure fees at Melbourne and Port Botany continues to fuel intense debate in Australia. 13 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Infrastructure project recognition
ICTSI’s Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) in Melbourne has been recognised for its smart infrastructure which may just help to ramp up commercial interest in automated terminals. 13 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
Auckland reviews subsidiaries’ roles
Ports of Auckland (PoAL) has initiated a review of the both the Nexus Logistics supply chain joint venture established with Netlogix in late 2014 as well as its Conlinxx subsidiary which manages cargo flow between the seaport and its Wiri (South Auckland) inland port. 17 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
CentrePort strategy reviewed
Majority owner of CentrePort Wellington, the Greater Wellington Regional Council, has requested port management both document its further post-earthquake recovery plans as well as accommodate a longer-term view of potential redevelopment options. 17 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
LED floodlighting for Auckland
An estimated annual saving of at least 1.17 Gigawatt hours of electricity - nearly 7% of the port’s total electricity usage - is expected from the first installation of LED floodlighting by Ports of Auckland (PoAL). 17 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Australia focus on future infrastructure
An advisory panel has been set up to guide the Australian Government on infrastructure investment plans through to 2100. 15 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
VICT teething problems overcome
The new Victoria International Container Terminal in Melbourne has admitted it experienced teething problems in its test start-up of operations but management has expressed confidence for when it begins full operations soon. 15 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
DPW Australia price hikes ‘could have been higher’
Controversial stevedoring infrastructure charges introduced by DPW Australia could have been higher if the Port of Melbourne Corporation had carried through with proposed rent rises two years ago, Australia’s competition watchdog has said. 15 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Melbourne second box port developments
An independent authority is gathering together the evidence it will consider in developing its future advice to government on a second container port for Australia’s state of Victoria. 07 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Tauranga on track for one million containers
The Port of Tauranga has announced that it is on track to become the first port in New Zealand to transport more than 1m teu across its wharves in a single year. 23 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy