Ports

Protracted labour negotiations, industrial action and workplace shutdowns attributed to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) are causing unease for exporters across Western USA ports.   As negotiations continue with few signs of progress, there is increasing concern amongst exporters as they attempt to deal with...

At a recent industry conference the subject of productivity and competition was at the forefront of discussions from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Productivity Commission. Whilst the ACCC acknowledged the degree of disruption experienced throughout the pandemic, concern was expressed about the...

A combination of several factors such as delayed shipments from China and global port congestion has seen an increase in shipping delays to New Zealand, as carriers prioritise more profitable routes. Recent data indicates shipment delays from China to New Zealand increased by 144% in the...

The development of a new empty container park, the first of several projects in the pipeline, will be built with a 6000 TEU capacity. Other projects in the pipeline, which include consolidation of e-depot sites, removal of warehouses and site access enhancements, aim to culminate in...

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