The Shipping News

Ship Still Detained in Newcastle

Bulk carrier detained after seafarers “intimidated, underpaid, and forced to sail for 14 months.” The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has detained the Hong-Kong flagged bulk carrier Unison Jasper in Newcastle over potential serious deficiencies under the Maritime Labour Convention[…]



Mawson’s Huts Foundation: Save Aurora Australis

The Mawson’s Huts Foundation (MHF) has joined the Aurora Australis Foundation’s (AAF) effort to save the vessel Aurora Australis. Former Antarctic ice-breaker supply vessel built at Carrington Slipways, Aurora Australis. Photo by Bahnfrend. They say that by the sale and[…]



Another Ship Banned from Aussie Ports

Australia bans bulk carrier TW Hamburg for wage exploitation. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier TW Hamburg from Australian ports for 12 months. AMSA boarded the ship in Gladstone on Friday (24 July 2020)[…]



Marine Rescue no longer Unmoored

Marine Rescue will be based on the Stockton foreshore, after five years without a permanent command site. New Marine Rescue boat soon to be based at new headquarters at King Street, Stockton. A Crown Land parcel of land managed by[…]



Ship Banned for Underpaying Crew

Australia bans bulk carrier Agia Sofia for underpaying seafarers. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Agia Sofia from Australian ports for six months. AMSA inspected the ship at Hay Point in Mackay on Saturday[…]



AMSA Campaign Targets Container Ships

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has begun a focused inspection campaign of cargo-securing on container ships visiting Australian ports. This inspection campaign is in response to serious incidents with shipping containers lost overboard recently. Container ship APL England lays[…]



Container Veteran Joins Port Team

Australian container shipping industry stalwart Noel Dent joins Port of Newcastle. Noel Dent has joined Port of Newcastle as Strategic Development Manager for the Multi-purpose Deepwater Terminal (MDT) project. Mr Dent brings to the port more than three decades of[…]



Newcastle’s Ship to Rail Trumps Sydney Ports

Passenger train arrivals demonstrate unique direct-to-rail capability at Port of Newcastle The first shipment of new passenger trains for the Sydney network arrived at Port of Newcastle this week, immediately taking advantage of the port’s direct connections to the New[…]



Sustainable Port

Port joins Hunter group pursuing United Nations sustainability goals. Port of Newcastle (PON) is one of seven Hunter institutions that advocate for, and drive local adoption of, the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The group comprises PON, City[…]



UoN Team Study Marine Corrosion

A research team from the University of Newcastle gained $650,000 from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project scheme to study the marine corrosion. The team will develop a computer modelling system that simulates the deterioration of vessels from corrosion,[…]



Containers Lost off WA

Ship Navios Unite loses three containers off Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia. The Liberian-flagged container ship, Navios Unite, reported losing three containers overboard in rough weather about 33km south west of Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia at 8pm AWST Thursday, 25[…]



Seafarers ~ the Invisible Workforce

International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer was celebrated on 25 June 2020. Organised by the International Maritime Organization — the United Nations agency with responsibility for the safety, security and sustainability of shipping — June 25 highlights the[…]




Ship Owners Told to Find Containers
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has ordered the owner of container ship APL England to search for missing containers ...
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Bid to save the Antarctic icebreaker Aurora Australis
Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has asked the Prime Minister, Tasmanian Premier, and owners of the RSV Aurora Australis ...
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Container Ship Captain Charged
Charges have been laid against the master of the APL England, which lost about 50 containers overboard off Sydney on ...
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Container Ship Inspected off Brisbane
Inspectors boarded the container ship APL England anchored off the Port of Brisbane yesterday (Port Cartwright) for a seaworthiness examination ...
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Containers Overboard off NSW Coast
A container ship that lost 40 containers overboard on Sunday is heading to Brisbane with damaged containers hanging overboard. ...
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Waiting for the Government to Fall on its Sword
By Greg Cameron* For eight years, the NSW government’s terms for developing a container terminal at the Port of ...
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More Containers Overboard off NSW Coast
At 6.10am yesterday (24 May 2020) the Singapore flagged container ship APL England experienced a temporary loss of propulsion during ...
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Overboard Seafarer Not Wearing Lifejacket
AMSA urges crew to wear lifejackets after trawler tragedy. Don’t risk your life for the sake ...
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Port Vehicles go Electric
Electric vehicles support sustainable operations at Port of Newcastle. One of four Hyandai Ioniq electric vehicles at ...
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Electric Vehicle Chargers Installed Portside
Two new 22-kilowatt chargers in the carpark next to Harry’s Café de Wheels are operational. They join three ...
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Enter the 5th HMAS Sydney
The Commonwealth Government’s Air Warfare Destroyer program ends with the recent commissioning of HMAS Sydney at sea. ...
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Hawks Nest Dredging Starts
Dredging starts next week in Hawks Nest to remove 120,000 cubic metres of marine sand from the eastern channel of ...
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Lawyers Weekly Local Choice
National recognition for young Port of Newcastle leader. One of the region’s young leaders has been recognised in the ...
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Rolling into Port
New shipment signals new opportunities for the Hunter. For the first time since 2013, a roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) vessel ...
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Containers Removed from Seabed off Newcastle
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) operation to recover containers lost from the YM Efficiency off the NSW coast is ...
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Foghorns Galore Friday
Ship horns will be sounded across Newcastle Harbour at 1200 hrs on Friday in solidarity with seafarers on ...
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Cruise Ships Lose Port Greet & Meet
Port withdraws volunteers for the remainder of 2019-20 cruise season. Port of Newcastle has withdrawn its dedicated ...
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Wind Turbines Move Through Port
Port of Newcastle important link for renewable energy in NSW. More than 200 wind turbines have been imported through ...
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From the Archives
  • Local Built Ship Ideal to Repurpose
    Former crew urges politicians to convert Aurora Australis to emergency response vessel. Former crew members from the Australian Antarctic Division’s flagship icebreaker Aurora Australis are meeting ...
  • Debate rages as new coal loader goes online
    A war of words accompanied the first coal train delivering export coal to Newcastle’s new billion-dollar coal loader. As Ports and Waterways Minister Paul McLeay lauded ...
  • Lawyers Weekly Local Choice
    National recognition for young Port of Newcastle leader. One of the region’s young leaders has been recognised in the preeminent Lawyers Weekly magazine’s 30 under 30 ...
  • Newcastle’s Tireless Cruise Volunteers
    Port of Newcastle will host a thank-you event for cruise volunteers on Thursday for National Volunteer Week (20 – ...
  • Fireworks Celebrate 220 years of Shipping from Port of Newcastle
    Port of Newcastle will mark its 220th year in operation with a fireworks display on 26 January, in partnership with the City of Newcastle. Since ...
  • Newcastle Gas Terminal Proposed for Port
    A Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal at Newcastle that could supply up to 80 per cent of NSW’s gas needs -  declared Critical State ...
  • Explorer Dream Maiden Visit to Port
    Dream Cruises™ Explorer Dream will sail into Port of Newcastle on tomorrow morning (28 October 2019) on its maiden visit to the region. ...
  • Four Centuries of Shipwreck
    Exhibition explores 400 years of Australian shipwreck history. Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks  delves into 14 wrecks, from one of the earliest in 1629 to ...
  • Newcastle Container Terminal Gets New Support
    NSW Nationals backs $1.8 billion plan to boost regional jobs, cut freight costs. Port of Newcastle today welcomed the NSW Nationals’ decision on ...
  • Container Veteran Joins Port Team
    Australian container shipping industry stalwart Noel Dent joins Port of Newcastle. Noel Dent has joined Port of Newcastle as Strategic Development Manager for the Multi-purpose Deepwater ...
  • Giant Bulk Tanker Visits PortGiant Bulk Tanker Visits Port
    Largest tanker arrival the culmination of significant investment in Newcastle . The largest fuel tanker to enter Port ...
  • Port’s New Logo
    Port of Newcastle has a new logo that “communicates its position as a global trade gateway embracing new opportunities and new ways to ...
  • Shipping News.. Various
    Sorry but the Port of Registry for the Pacific Link…is now Cook Islands "AVATIU" – well…….it was Auckland! It is whispered that the Super yacht "Hyperion" ...
  • Fast-track Dredging for Newcastle Gas Terminal could save Stockton Beach
    The NSW Government is being urged to explore the fast-tracking of dredging for the proposed Port of Newcastle liquified natural gas import terminal, with the ...
  • Benefits of Newcastle Container Terminal ~ ReportBenefits of Newcastle Container Terminal ~ Report
    A world-class container terminal at Port of Newcastle would create 4,600 jobs, boost the state economy by $6 billion and slash the transport ...
  • Enter the 5th HMAS Sydney
    The Commonwealth Government’s Air Warfare Destroyer program ends with the recent commissioning of HMAS Sydney at sea. The crew of HMAS Sydney ‘cheer ship’ inside Jervis ...
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