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.
Chief executive Michael Gallacher, addressing the Biennial Ports West Australia Forum in Perth, said the government needed to keep revisiting the issue, because coastal shipping would be a boon to regional Australia. It would lead to opportunities for growth in far-flung communities which currently are struggling and are looking for opportunities to expand the capacity of their ports.
While some in the Australian maritime industry are concerned about opening the Australian coast to more foreign-flagged vessels, Mr Gallacher said regional Australians see coastal shipping as an opportunity. “For ports, we don’t care what flag’s stuck on the back of the boat when it turns up – we just want to see the damn thing turn up in the first place, and that’s a winner for regional Australia,” he said.
LATEST PRESS RELEASES
Christchurch, 06 July 2018 – PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Pelindo I) has chosen the terminal operating ... Read more
Gantrex has recently announced the launch of a whole new product category to its portfolio, the TrenchLok™ Cable Trench Cover.
Gantrex’ TrenchLok™ cable trench cover, efficiently and economically protects cranes’ power cables f... Read more
TGI Maritime Software launches two complementary modules allowing yard optimization and hazardous co... Read more
Asia’s future energy needs on the agenda at Tank Storage Asia 2018: Read more
Portunus Naem, the Egyptian branch of Portunus Port Spares & services is appointed as official Dana ... Read more
Our new office in Spain is not even a year old and we already celebrate two successfully completed i... Read more