Ferry operator makes direct pitch for Brexit business

Ferry operator makes direct pitch for Brexit business

Card carrying Conservative at North European ferry operator appeals directly to the British Shipping and Transport ministers, Nusrat Ghani and Chris Grayling respectively, in a bid to capture overspill freight from competitors following Brexit.

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Wharfies fired up over alleged threat to income protection benefits

Wharfies fired up over alleged threat to income protection benefits

Longshoremen working for DP World Australia (DPWA) are fired up over an alleged threat to their income protection insurance. That benefit was granted to them by the company three years ago in the last round of negotiations for a collective employment contract known as an “enterprise agreement”.

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Industrial unrest spreads to Australia’s largest stevedore

Industrial unrest spreads to Australia’s largest stevedore

Wharfies are eyeing strikes at DP World Australia in pursuit of better terms and conditions in their next collective employment contract. Asian maritime shipping schedules and landside Australian logistics timetables could be thrown into disarray.

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Schulte Group acquires majority stake in TecHullClean Limited

Schulte Group acquires majority stake in TecHullClean Limited

The Schulte Group has acquired a majority stake in TecHullClean Ltd. (THC). Schulte said in a  press release that the acquisition will expand the range of its underwater ship inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions.

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Maersk begins inland water services across river Ganges in India

Maersk begins inland water services across river Ganges in India

Container shipping line Maersk will move 16 containers on river Ganges (National Waterway-1) from Varanasi to Kolkata in India on February 12, marking the entry of commercial shipping players in India’s nascent inland water transport network.

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More boxes on larger but fewer ships at Port Botany

More boxes on larger but fewer ships at Port Botany

A noticeable change in the pattern of trade is underway at Australia’s second biggest box port, Sydney’s Port Botany. Botany handled more boxes in the last calendar year than in 2017  – but those boxes arrived and departed on fewer, although larger, container ships.

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