Shipping Australia (SAL) is surprised at the media storm over the discovery of arms in containers aboard an Australian-owned ship in July.
A committee is expected to table a plan in the next few weeks to handle the city's growing cruise shipping traffic once the Barangaroo site is closed.
Victorian roads and ports minister Tim Pallas launched the long-awaited state port plan on Friday, confirming the merger of the Melbourne and Hastings port authorities and outlining future developments for Hastings and Geelong.
ABB Grain has reduced its 2009 earnings forecast for the second time in as many months, citing a downturn in the global fertiliser market.
Emergency services worked throughout the weekend to clean up a chemical spill at the port of Brisbane.
The former Howard Smith/RW Miller fuel tanker, Elli, has reportedly split in two and is said to be sinking near the Red Sea entrance to the Suez Canal.
Boeing's has delayed the delivery of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft to the fourth quarter of 2010 – more than two years behind the original delivery schedule.
US oil major Chevron and Dutch group Shell have struck more natural gas reserves off Western Australia, providing potential to develop additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.