Construction started on Brisbane’s new cruise ship terminal

Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk broke ground on Brisbane’s $158 million new International Cruise Terminal. The project is planned to open in October next year, with the potential to more than double Brisbane’s cruise industry.

The economic boost in accommodating more tourists and supplying bigger ships is estimated at over a billion dollars over the next few years, on top of Queensland’s already billion dollar industry.

Ships that were too long, too high and too deep to dock at...

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New Australian icebreaker equipped with state-of-the-art steering system

Nuyina, the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel which is being built for the Australian government’s Antarctic Division has gotten unique rudders and steering gear. The project is lead by Damen Marine Component (DMC), who completed the supply and installation of a number of critical systems. DMC, under its Van der Velden Marine Systems brand, is responsible for the detail engineering and manufacturing of the rudder and steering gear system. DMC, under its Van der Velden Marine Systems brand, is...

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MSC Australia Marks 30 Successful Years In Container Shipping Business

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MSC Australia has come a long way since 1989. From six MSC staff, offering a fortnightly container service to South Africa, the agency has now expanded to hundreds of employees and vessel calls in seven major ports around Australia, operating seven weekly liner services.

Today, MSC Australia provides its customers with direct connections to all major overseas markets. Here’s a sneak peek of its story made of growth and opportunities, with more to come.

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Australian heavy-sweet crudes surge in light of sulphur cap

As Reuters reports, prices for Australian heavy-sweet crude grades are increasing since traders rush to gain cargoes for blending ahead of new rules on shipping fuel, placing them among the most expensive crudes in the world.

Specifically, the high premiums are beneficial for the producers as BHP Group , Santos Ltd and Inpex Corp, which sell grades such as Pyrenees and Van Gogh produced offshore western Australia.

The two grades have been sold at premiums of more than $7 a barrel to dated Brent,...

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Shell to carry out 3D marine seismic survey off W. Australia

The Australian National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority informed that oil and gas major Shell has applied to obtain a permission to conduct a seismic survey offshore Kimberley, Australia.

Namely, Shell Australia is planning to carry out the Factory three-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey (MSS) within the Browse and Bonaparte Basin offshore Western Australia (WA).

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