Australia/Oceania

  • Port of Newcastle Wants to Diversify, Eyes Container Terminal

    Aug 6, 2018 — A container terminal has been planned for Australian Port of Newcastle, the world’s largest coal export port, which is now ready to diversify.
  • US, Australia Agree to Boost Number of Marines Down Under to 2,500

    Jul 30, 2018 — After years of a slow buildup, the Marine Corps will soon begin sending 2,500 leathernecks to Australia annually. Marine Rotational Force-Darwin will increase in size by about 1,000 troops "as soon as practicable," according to a State Department news release.
  • Thorco Lineage Refloated But Remains Adrift in French Polynesia

    Jun 29, 2018 — The general cargo ship Thorco Lineage has been towed off of the atoll in French Polynesia where it ran hard aground last Saturday, but as of Thursday, the ship was once again adrift after the tow line parted.
  • Melbourne set to benefit as box carriers increase vessel capacity on ex-Asia routes

    Jun 25, 2018 — The size of container vessels calling at the port of Melbourne looks set to dramatically increase after Cosco, OOCL and ANL revealed plans to upscale their joint Asia-Australia service. The existing string comprises five 5,500-6,000 teu vessels, but Melbourne port’s regulatory authority has given clearance for OOCL and Cosco to berth vessels in the 8,000-8,900 teu range.
  • Port Kembla Reopens After Bulker Blaze

    Jun 18, 2018 — A fire in the hold of a bulker ship on Monday briefly closed Australia’s Port Kembla, the second-largest coal export port in New South Wales state, stopping shipping for eight hours.