Tag: Australia

Blockchain-based shipment successfully completed

blockchain-based shipment

A shipment of 17 tonnes of almonds has successfully arrived to Hamburg from Sunraysia in Victoria, Australia, as a result of a blockchain-enabled logistics experiment promoted by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). In the experiment, the world’s second largest almonds producer Olam Orchards Australia Pty Ltd and CBA joined forces with Pacific National for rail haulage, […]

Newcastle coal port expansion discarded

Newcastle coal port

Port Waratah Coal Services, a major coal exporter at the Port of Newcastle, Australia, does not intend to proceed with the Terminal 4 development. The company’s Chief Executive Officer Hennie du Plooy has notified the Port of Newcastle about it today, advising that the T4 Agreement for Lease will be allowed to lapse upon its expiration […]

Brisbane launches a logistics blockchain solution

Port Brisbane

The Port of Brisbane joins the global major ports in the current trend of implementing blockchain-based solutions to connect supply chain participants, with the view to increase international trade efficiency. The new tool, called “Trade Community System” was developed in collaboration by PwC Australia, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and the Port […]

Kalmar acquires Australian port service company

Inver Port Services

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement to acquire Inver Port Services, a business unit of Inver Engineering in Australia, informs Kalmar’s press service. This investment supports Kalmar’s strategic aim to grow in services while strengthening and broadening Kalmar’s existing service capabilities throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The acquisition deal will be […]

Australian container volumes grow with new entrants

Australian ports

The container throughput of the Australian ports grew by 3.7% to 7.2 mln TEU in 2016 – 2017, the highest volume ever recorded, states the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in its Container Stevedoring Monitoring report 2016-17. During this period, Sydney has overtaken Melbourne and become Australia’s largest container port. Over the past 10 […]

Kalmar and Navis make VICT in Melbourne fully automated

Kalmar and Navis, both companies are part of the Finnish Cargotec Corp., have announced today the delivery of the first OneTerminal automation solution to ICTSI’s Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Kalmar OneTerminal provides an integrated automation solution, delivered by one team, bringing together Kalmar and Navis software systems, equipment […]

ICTSI completes Victoria Container Terminal in Melbourne

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) recently celebrated the completion of its terminal in Webb Dock in Melbourne, Australia ahead of schedule, announces today’s press release of Philippine’s port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI). “This is an achievement that everyone who have helped build the terminal and invested in the success of the State […]