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Aurizon in talks to buy Wiggins terminal
Aurizon Holdings (Aurizon) has confirmed that it is in discussions to purchase the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) in Australia. 15 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
DPW calls for end to Botany strike action
DP World Australia is calling for an end to the industrial action affecting terminal operations at Port Botany. 06 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
ICTSI banks on emerging markets
International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) is building up its emerging market portfolio by acquiring three new operations in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. 06 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
POAL focused on 30-year capacity build
Container terminal automation, a deepwater terminal berth and three new cranes will provide Ports of Auckland (POAL) with additional capacity. 02 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
Ports of Auckland move uncertain
The future of a plan to move container operations from Ports of Auckland to Northport is uncertain. 24 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Stricter transhipping rules proposed for Queensland
A draft policy has been issued by the Queensland government, proposing stricter rules for transhipping activities in the state’s waters and particularly in the Great Barrier Reef area. 19 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Contrasting NZ port results
Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has delivered a strong return in the 2016-2017 financial year while Port Taranaki has experienced a tougher 12 months to June 30, 2017. 19 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
All change at New Zealand ports
New chief executives have been announced for the ports of Napier, Bluff and Marlborough, with a new chairperson for Taranaki. 19 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Queensland port minister reinstated
Queensland Ports Minister Mark Bailey has been reinstated after being stood down in July while the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigated whether or not his deletion of emails from a private account was corrupt. 19 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
DPW Fremantle surcharge slammed
Lobby group Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) has launched an attack on DP World Australia, and also criticised competition regulator the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), over a new infrastructure surcharge imposed on users of the DPWA facility at the Port of Fremantle. 19 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Regeneration for CentrePort
A NZ$63m provision to “invest in resilience” has been announced by CentrePort Wellington as it continues its recovery from the significant damage suffered in last November’s Kaikoura earthquake. 19 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Don’t give up on Oz coastal shipping reform
The head of Ports Australia has called for coastal shipping reform to help stimulate the Australian shipping and ports sectors. 19 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
New cranes increase handling capacity for Ports of Auckland
Three new cranes ordered by Ports of Auckland (POAL) will be able to carry up to four containers at once. 27 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
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