Svitzer Australia receives third and final tug Svitzer WiluSvitzer Wilu, the third and final new state-of-the-art tug, arrived in Geraldton, joining Svitzer North and Svitzer Abrolhos to form the new fleet.
Panama requests collaboration with IMO for Australian coal carrier ban issueFor months, Beijing and Canberra have been at odds, with China imposing bans on a slew of Australian goods after the Australian government requested an international investigation into the source of the coronavirus.
48 ships stranded off China with banned Australian coalThe number of coal carriers stranded off the coast of China with banned Australian coal has fallen below 50, but the ongoing spat between Australia and China has left about 1,000 seafarers stranded.
Australia becomes latest member of UK-led Global Ocean AllianceAustralia has become the newest member of the Global Ocean Alliance, a powerful 39-country initiative that calls for the establishment of at least 30% of the world's oceans as marine protected areas (MPAs) by 2030.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean received $18 million fine for cartel conductWallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS, a Norwegian-based global shipping company, was fined A$24 million ($18.2 million) for cartel actions relating to the transport of vehicles, including cars, trucks and buses.
Guam hosts anti-submarine warfare exercise Sea Dragon 2021To develop their skills with members of the Royal Australian Navy, Canadian Air Force, Indian Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) with VP-5 traveled to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority bans Barkly Pearl from its watersLast night, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority gave the most serious restriction to date to Barkly Pearl, master and operator of the Marshall Islands-flagged livestock carrier.
Carnival Cruise Line postpones Australia restartCarnival Cruise Line announced it has further expanded its pause in operations in Australia, citing ongoing confusion regarding border closures.
New icebreaker of Australia begins sea trialsRSV Nuyina, Australia's newly built icebreaker, has left the Dutch port of Vlissingen to begin trials in the North Sea.
Princess Cruises extends its pause in operations for AustraliaPrincess Cruises extends its pause until May 31, 2021 in operations for cruises departing from Australia and New Zealand, citing the confusion as to when international travel restrictions might be lifted.
Government of Australia accelerates green hydrogen export projectThe government of Australia has granted the proposed Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), a large green electricity-to-hydrogen project in the Pilbara area of Western Australia, "major project status."
Queensland reports two new COVID-19 cases onboardTwo crew onboard a container ship off the Sunshine Coast of Queensland have tested coronavirus positive and will undergo genomic testing to determine whether they are infected with a strain in Australia that has never been identified before.
LNG exports of Australia dropped by 12 per centAustralia's Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources announced that the country's LNG shipments fell by 12% year-on-year and noted the pressure in recent months on the country's LNG export volumes.