• The vessel, which sits on the water while on display at the museum, will undergo $3 million in repairs, including work on its hull. The museum's chief executive, Daryl Karp, said the ship was due for major conservation work. "Her keel was laid 70 ...
  • South American ferry operator Buquebús is in talks with Australian catamaran builder Incat Tasmania on the possibility of replacing the LNG powerplant with a battery-electric solution on its newbuilding ferry under construction at the yard. Having ...
  • Auckland’s first electric hybrid fast ferry is on its way with construction of Incat Crowther 32 progressing for Fullers360 throughout 2023. The new electric ferry with hybrid capabilities will be capable of transporting up to 300 passengers and ...
  • Pilbara Clean Fuels (PCF) has teamed up with Oceania Marine Energy on the provision of low-carbon footprint LNG production and marine bunkering capability at Port Hedland, Western Australia. PCF is pursuing the development of an electrified ...
  • A small-scale Esperance tugboat operator in West Australia's south-west is struggling to stay afloat as multinational businesses encroach on Australian ports. A family tug boat operator working in the port of Esperance for 50 years could lose the ...
  • Pacific International Lines (PIL) announced that it has made its first delivery of fresh avocadoes to Singapore from Australia using its latest 40” high cube Controlled Atmosphere (CA) refrigerated (reefer) containers. The batch of avocadoes was ...
  • An international livestock carrier ship, the Yangtze Fortune, has been arrested in Portland, Victoria by the Australian Federal Court. In the meantime, AMSA and the ITF are working with the Admiralty Marshall to support the crew after the ship’s ...
  • On Tuesday 12 December 2022, the start of production of another car and passenger ferry was celebrated in Rauma, Finland, when the construction of Spirit of Tasmania V began with a traditional steel-cutting ceremony. The production of the first ...
  • A RECORD 607,205 TEU transited Tasmanian ports in 2021-22, an increase of more than 2 per cent since 2020-21, according to Australia's Daily Cargo News. Infrastructure and transport minister Michael Ferguson said TasPorts' total freight volumes ...
  • Australia’s independent live export monitoring program has weakened significantly since resuming from a Covid-related pause, with observers sent on just five ships to observe animal welfare conditions. The 2018 Emmanuel Exports scandal, which ...
  • Kia Ora,     There’s something new coming to the Strait! We’re super excited to let you know that we have a new ship joining our fleet – the Connemara, which will start sailing across Cook Strait from the middle of February 2023.
 The Connemara ...
  • The global iron ore seaborne trade has been on the decline so far this year. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Banchero Costa said that “so far in 2022, iron ore trade softened again, primarily due to weaker demand from China and supply issues ...
  • The Address was given by Captain Iain Steverson. The full address is available below: Norah Head Annual MN Memorial ...
  • Woodside Energy Group (WDS.AX) said on Monday it has shipped a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to Europe from Australia's North West Shelf project for the first time, which the buyer Uniper said would help make up for supply lost from ...
  • Stonepeak, a leading alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets, and Spirit Super, an Australian industry super fund, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Australia’s GeelongPort ...
  • THE AUSTRALIAN Maritime Safety Authority on Friday (11 November) banned Panama-flagged bulk carrier Costanza from Australian ports for underpayment of the crew. AMSA said it boarded the ship in Port of Newcastle on 9 November as part of a routine ...
  • PORT of Newcastle has, for the first time, used its two new mobile harbour cranes to load a containership. Port of Newcastle bought the Liebherr LH 550 mobile harbour cranes in July this year. They were formally commissioned in late August. The ...
  • SPARKY is the world’s first full-sized ship handling electric tug in the world, and we are thrilled that such an innovative and sustainable vessel has been recognised as one of the best inventions of the year in the transportation category. Sparky ...
  • The Government of New South Wales (NSW Government) has fast-tracked the renewable energy shore power project at Glebe Island and White Bay, with two berths now expected to be ready for ships to plug in by the end of 2024.   Work currently underway ...
  • Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) announced on Friday (Nov 03) Austal Australia has delivered the third of eight Evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (ECCPB’s) to the Royal Australian Navy. The vessel, ADV Cape Naturaliste, was officially accepted by ...
  • The 32nd Annual Commemoration was held at the National Merchant Navy Memorial, Wendourie Drive Kings Park, Canberra on 23rd October 2022 Federal Master, Captain Ted van Bronswijk attended the Canberra ceremony on behalf on the Company. On 15th ...
  • 23 October 2022 marked a significant milestone for Spirit of Tasmania when the inaugural sailing arrived into Spirit of Tasmania Quay in Geelong for the first time. Spirit of Tasmania Chairman Michael Grainger said the arrival marked the start of ...
  • Today, Rauma shipyard celebrated the keel laying ceremony of Spirit of Tasmania IV, a vessel being built for the Tasmanian TT-Line Company. A significant player in maritime transport between mainland Australia and Tasmania, TT-Line has commissioned ...
  • Cruise ships are returning to Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti amidst reports that four cruise ships (two operated by Princess Cruises and two by Royal Caribbean) are rife with COVID-19. Three of the ships have one hundred or more COVID-19 infected ...
  • A record year for food and grain exports is among the trade highlights that contributed to a substantial profit increase at the Port of Townsville in the last financial year.In 2021-22, the Port of Townsville delivered an impressive operating result ...
  • Lloyd's Register (LR), the global professional services organisation specialising in maritime engineering and technology solutions, has been selected to undertake key feasibility studies into using clean ammonia to refuel ships at the world-scale ...
  • International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)’s Australian subsidiary, the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT), recently serviced the largest vessel to call at the Port of Melbourne (PoMC). The CMA CGM Group deployed its CMA ...
  • ABB and Incat Tasmania will explore building an electric ferry with hybrid-electric propulsion which could transition to battery power as shore charging becomes available. In a groundbreaking collaboration between the two companies, the announcement ...
  • SAFETY SUMMARY What happenedIn the early hours of 25 March 2021, a fire broke out in the lower cargo hold of the general cargo ship BBC Rhonetal while it was alongside Port Hedland number two berth. The fire started during hot work to remove sea ...
  • Incat Crowther has announced the launch of the 72m passenger ferry KOREA PRIDE . Incat Crowther supported Korea Express Ferry in the building of the ship that will operate from Incheon on the west coast of South Korea, according to the company's ...
  • Port of Newcastle, the largest deepwater port on Australia’s East Coast, on Monday (Aug29) commissioned two new mobile harbour cranes as part the Port’s ongoing commitment to diversification and a sustainable future. The cranes were opened by Port ...
  • The following was received from our colleague at AMPI regarding the mentoring program. CMMA Australia is a member of IFSMA. The Australian Maritime Mentoring Program is an exciting new joint initiative between the Australasian Marine Pilots ...
  • Solstad Offshore ASA (Solstad) confirmed that the large AHTS Normand Ranger has been awarded a contract in Australia for commencement in 2Q 2021.  The vessel will mobilise from Norway and will then provide support to a major drilling campaign ...
  • Stevedores’ revenues and profit margins increased overall in the last financial year despite the global pandemic causing the largest contraction in container volumes in a decade, according to the ACCC’s Container Stevedoring Monitoring Report ...
  • A new strategic cargo terminal has been officially opened at the recently upgraded Berth 4 Terminal at the Port of Townsville with the arrival of ‘Coronado Bay’. Today is the first time a container vessel has fully utilised the $10 million, 1.6 ...
  • Tauranga-based stevedoring company, C3 Limited, was fined $240,000 by the Auckland District Court yesterday after a 15 tonne excavator was dropped from a ship’s crane, narrowly missing five workers on the wharf below. “This was seconds away from ...
  • Dear colleagues, Hope all of you and your families are keeping safe and healthy. The news coming out these days is quite positive and as long as we continue to do the right thing individually, it can only get better. That being said, between ...
  • CMMA Queensland Branch are regular marchers at the ANZAC Day Parade. Due to the COVID19 shutdown Branch Members, Captain William Burton and Captain John Ellis were able to maintain the tradition by by having a driveway meeting with CMMA insignia on ...
  •   Good Day Members   On April 4th 2020 the Federal Court held its Annual General Meeting (AGM). It was planned to be held in Melbourne at the Seamans Centre however due to the restrictions imposed dsue to the COVID-19 outbreak then the meeting ...
  • Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) has today lodged a Modification to its existing Development Consent (Consent) for its Port Kembla Gas Terminal in order to meet higher demand for natural gas during peak periods. As first flagged to the NSW ...
  • On 10 June 2018, the Danish-registered container ship Leda Maersk arrived off the Port of Otago, embarked a harbour pilot, and proceeded up the Lower Harbour channel at about 1800, during the hours of darkness. The master, officer of the watch and ...
  • Port owner and operator Flinders Port Holdings intends to develop a new 50-year masterplan to guide the short, medium and long-term development of the seven South Australian ports under its control, including the container terminal at Port ...
  • Australia’s newest and biggest cargo ship was named as Tasmanian Achiever II at a special ceremony in Burnie Sunday (Feb17). Tasmanian Achiever II is the largest general cargo ship to fly the Australian flag and is set to enter service on 1 March, ...
  • The Palaszczuk Government’s new transhipping policy will protect the Great Barrier Reef and the tens of thousands of jobs that rely on the Reef.Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government was ...
  • On April 28 at a ceremony in Hobart Tasmania, the Australian Government signed a contract with DMS Maritime, a wholly owned subsidiary of Serco, for the delivery, operation and maintenance of an Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) with ...
  • Maurice Thompson and Joel Cockerell of Clyde & Co LLP (Clyde & Co) say that Australian maritime law has been "radically" altered after a recent decision on maritime lien enforcement in relation to bunker supply contracts was handed down in an ...
  • VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has announced it has acquired a part of Australia-based Wiltrading Pty Ltd.’s maritime safety equipment activities effective 1 September. The move strengthens VIKING’s offering in Australasia, adding 4 locations to ...
  • Stuart Ballantyne, CEO of Sea Transportation Corporation presented this paper at the recent ICHA Conference in Adelaide. The paper is essential  reading for anyone interested in the future of coastal shipping in Australia. Stuart is a member of our ...
  • NEWSLETTER OF NZCMM March 2015 Edition Part 1       On Deck Part 2 March 2014       March 2014 edition September 2013 Edition available at: www.mastermariners.org.nz March 2013 edition On_Deck_Issue_6.docx_saved.pdf September 2012 ...
  • The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is urging people to ensure they dispose of their obsolete and unwanted distress beacons correctly after emergency services spent more than six hours homing a beacon eventually found dumped in bushland ...
  • The 2014-15 cruise season is shaping up to be big for Fremantle with 44 ship calls already booked compared with 31 ship calls (60,592 passengers) in the 2013-14 financial year. Fremantle is increasingly being used as a turnaround port with Sun ...
  • The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is urging people to beware of a global scam offering overseas residents a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) and Australian visas to gain jobs with cruise companies. Scammers have been ...
  •   A CIVILIAN contract crew made two serious errors during sea trials for the navy’s biggest ever ship, damaging its hull and melting down electrical systems. The first of two $1.5 billion 27,000-tonne Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs), to be known ...
  • A fresh controversy is brewing over the use of factory ships in Australian waters, with a plan to bring in a 4400-tonne east European-owned ship. MERIDIAN 1 would fish for blue grenadier in the Southern Ocean off Tasmania at a time of opposition to ...
  • Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has chalked up yet another global sales success by signing a contract with the Australian shipping company SeaRoad for a 181 metres long RoRo ferry ship new building. What is special about this ship however ...
  • From 1 July 2014, the government will decrease the Protection of the Sea Levy (PSL) to 11.25 cents per net registered tonne for defined vessels on an ongoing basis. The PSL revenue was levied to establish a $10 million pollution response fund to ...
  • Former submariners and retired admirals want the federal government to stump up “a fraction” of the taxpayer money spent on the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 to try and find Australia’s first submarine. The nation’s most enduring ...
  • Holland America Line has completed an agreement for the transfer of RYNDAM and ms STATENDAM to their sister brand P&O Cruises in Australia, with delivery scheduled for November 2015. This announcement is also being shared right now with our ...
  • Sydney - Australia said on Monday it will spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a new icebreaker ship to bolster its claim over large areas of Antarctica and replace an ageing vessel. 

Environment minister Greg Hunt said two Europe-based firms ...
  • Port of Napier has been guiding large vessels through Hawke's Bay waters using procedures outside maritime law for more than a decade, an investigation has found. In August last year the cargo ship IDAS Bulker departed Napier with a full cargo of ...
  • 1) The Interislander's boss has rejected accusations by NZ First leader Winston Peters that Kiwirail covered up three"serious incidents" involving the problem-plagued Cook Strait ferries in the past week - but has not denied two are being ...
  • Deal signed for the Port of Melbourne’s third international container terminal International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Anglo Ports, through their Australian subsidiary, Victoria International Container Terminal Limited (VICTL), ...
  • Princess Cruises has announced its first-ever year-round program of sailing from Fremantle in a move which reflects the growing popularity of cruises from Western Australia. Releasing its new 2015-16 cruise schedules, Princess Cruises revealed that ...
  • Australian warship HMAS Darwin has seized more than a tonne of heroin valued at almost $290 million from a smuggling boat off Kenya. The record 1032-kilogram haul was discovered aboard a dhow in the Indian Ocean, about 27 nautical miles east of ...
  • It took an Interislander ferry more than two hours and three attempts to berth at Picton. Picton man Kit Stevens watched from his window overlooking the Picton harbour as the Stena Alegra ferry first tried to berth about 6.30am. He and his wife ...
  • Australia's six Collins submarines are scheduled to retire from 2030, and planning for their replacements needs to start now. A new Defence policy document - also known as a white paper - due next year will say exactly how many new submarines we ...
  • On 8 April 2014 the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon Warren Truss MP, announced the release of an options paper on approaches to regulating coastal shipping in Australia. The Department is ...
  • Problems continue to plague KiwiRail's Interislander ferry service, with its replacement ferry, the Stena Alegra, requiring at least four days out-of action for repairs. The Stena Alegra, which began operating in New Zealand only in January, has ...
  • Sydney Ports has invested in the latest weather technology as part of its ongoing commitment to improving harbour safety. Global weather intelligence company MetraWeather has been contracted to deliver real-time weather and marine forecasting ...