MUA takes on Patrick

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Selected Australian ports have been subjected to strikes of up to 72 hours as the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) “negotiates” with Pa...

Corrigan heads DPW/Kaplan JV

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As forecast in last month’s issue of WorldCargo News (p6), former Patrick Corporation supremo Chris Corrigan is returning to waterfront st...

Toll split to open doors

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In a move that has taken analysts, competitors and regulators by surprise, Australia’s Toll Group is to split into two separate entities, ...

Toll/Patrick battle rages on…

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Toll Holdings’ fight to acquire Patrick Corporation looks likely to drag on for many months as the opposing sides continue to battle in th...

New trailers for Patrick

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Australian stevedore Patrick has overhauled its port services road fleet with the delivery of 101 Freighter skeletal trailers, manufactured ...

Toll makes bid for Patrick

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In something akin to the Australasian equivalent of the AP Møller-Maersk takeover of P&O Nedlloyd, Toll Holdings has announced a A$4.6 bill...

Oz terminals feel the squeeze from boom

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Australia’s Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics has produced its latest review of the nation’s waterfront performance. It is clea...

Melbourne under fire

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Patrick chief Chris Corrigan has taken the big stick to the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC), warning that the port risked relegation to...

Oz port performance under the spotlight

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Although the waterfront reform issue has long since slipped from public gaze in Australia, the Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (B...

Ro-ro in the South Pacific

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines (WWL) serves the Australasian market with weekly ro-ro services linking Australia and New Zealand with Europe, So...

PN heads north and south

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Pacific National (PN), the now-dominant Australian rail company jointly owned by Toll and Patrick, is spreading its wings further to give it...

Four in hand for Newcastle

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There have again been four respondents to the latest call for expressions of interest in developing a multi-purpose terminal at the Port of ...

Ways to improve crane cycle time

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Interest in double trolleys appears to be increasing again, but there are other, less expensive ways to improve cycle times....