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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Linfox concludes purchase of Aurizon’s Queensland intermodal business

Linfox concludes purchase of Aurizon’s Queensland intermodal business

Rail operator Aurizon has completed the sale of its Queensland Intermodal Business to privately owned Australian logistics company Linfox. The Queensland Intermodal Business delivers general cargo for more than 300 customers across the state and includes a wide variety of freight including groceries, white goods and general goods.  

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An Australian first — Port of Melbourne breaks three million TEU mark

An Australian first — Port of Melbourne breaks three million TEU mark

Australia’s busiest box port, the Port of Melbourne, broke the three million mark in handling twenty-foot-equivalent unit (TEU) shipping containers in the last calendar year. It is likely the first time that any port anywhere in Australia has handled three million TEU in any twelve month period whether that’s on a running month, financial year, or calendar year basis.

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Growth in box volumes at Freo, Western Australia

Growth in box volumes at Freo, Western Australia

It’s a growth story at Western Australia’s main container port, Fremantle Ports (Freo), with just under 10 percent growth of international shipping container traffic in the last calendar year. Stevedoring at the port is also up for tender.

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Kiwis fuel-up the hydrogen economy

Kiwis fuel-up the hydrogen economy

New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland has been conditionally granted funds to buy hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as part of a wider project to build a hydrogen fuel production plant. That second project, in turn, is part of a bigger project to transform New Zealand into an electricity-powered economy.

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