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Container lines return to CentrePort
CentrePort Wellington has hosted its first regularly-scheduled containership caller since container-handling facilities were severely damaged in last November’s Kaikoura earthquake. 21 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Industry rounds on “move PoAL” call
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ move to reignite calls to relocate Ports of Auckland (PoAL) operations to Northport in his electorate has been roundly criticised by the New Zealand maritime sector. 21 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
CentrePort Wellington earthquake repairs to cost NZ$340m (US$246.7)
The cost of mending the damage to CentrePort Wellington from the Kaikoura Earthquake in November last year is expected to reach NZ$340m (US$246.7), the Greater Wellington Regional Council's (WRC) holding company has said. 30 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
P&HSC forum addresses risk assessment
Delegates at the inaugural New Zealand Port & Harbour Marine Safety Code (P&HSC) forum have gained a detailed insight into the thorough risk assessment being undertaken by the country’s ports in preparation for accommodating ever-larger callers. 30 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Records smashed at NZ’s Tauranga
New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga has claimed status as the country’s “largest, fastest-growing and most-productive port”, following an impressive annual result. 30 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Melbourne rail project welcomed
A major inland rail project which is set to improve connections to the Port of Melbourne has been welcomed, with some reservations. 30 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Oz competition authority wades in to pricing dispute
Ports Australia has warned that a Federal Court ruling regarding fees at the Port of Newcastle has implications for both ports and investors. 30 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Glencore wins Port of Newcastle case
Commodity trading and mining company Glencore has won its case to overturn large increases in port access charges at the Port of Newcastle, the biggest port on Australia’s east coast. 20 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Port of Tauranga wins biosecurity award
The Port of Tauranga has won an inaugural industry award for its efforts to eliminate biosecurity threats. 16 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
New cattle loading ramp at Port Hedland
A new cattle loading ramp is ready to take its first shipment of cattle at the Port of Port Hedland in Western Australia. 16 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Major blow for Lyttelton dredging
Plans to deepen, widen and lengthen the harbour channel to enable larger vessels to call at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) have been dealt a significant blow with four local Maori entities and a surfing group appealing resource consents. 07 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Queensland Ports Minister investigation
Queensland’s Ports Minister has stood down after revelations about his use of a personal email account, which allegedly had been used to conduct discussions with the Electrical Trades Union. 04 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
DP World targets Australian rail business
DP World Logistics Australia has launched to capitalise on port rail opportunities, offer greater efficiency to customers and expand its business to other stakeholders in the supply chain. 26 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
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