Queensland Rail will be floated on the Australian Securities Exchange within 12 months and the port of Brisbane will be offered on a 99-year lease, Queensland premier Anna Bligh said yesterday.
Incumbent Svitzer and the aggressive PB Towage have been outmanoeuvred by Dutch giant Smit in winning a new five-year exclusive towage licence for the port of Gladstone.
The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) has returned fire on unions led by the Maritime Union of Australia over submissions to a parliamentary inquiry into maritime and air security measures.
Patrick's Port Botany container terminal moved a record 2180 empty containers for Maersk over a three-day period last week.
Tony Kelly has been appointed New South Wales infrastructure minister under new premier Kristina Keneally.
The bulker Hai Xiang, which lost her port anchor on a bunker call at Gladstone yesterday, has been detained.
Hetherington Kingsby managing director Michael Phillips has been re-elected chairman of Shipping Australia for a sixth term.
Mariana Express Lines will link Cairns to its existing KSA Express service which calls at Townsville.
Brisbane-based Europacific Forwarding has been sold to SDV Australia, owned by France's largest transport and logistics company, Bollore Logistics.