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China set to unload some stranded Australian coal amid ban

China plans to allow some stranded Australian coal shipments to unload in the country despite its ongoing import ban. The move should be seen as a goodwill gesture to countries with seafarers stranded rather than an ease of restrictions, says anonymous source.

Svitzer's new CEO for Australia communicates with selfies

With his new title as CEO of Svitzer Australia, Steffen Risager often runs into "Australian coffee snobs" and communicates on a daily basis taking selfies around the large continent. Now he has to start thinking before he speaks. ShippingWatch has met the CEO of Svitzer's largest market.

Iron giants to add 200 million tons of supplies through 2020

Australia and Brazil, the world's two top iron-ore exporters, will add close to 100 million tons to their supply over the next ten years in a development that looks set to put pressure on the prices, and thus smaller miners, notes Citigroup Inc.

Svitzer lands vital support for new collective agreement

Towage company Svitzer has secured support from a majority of its Australian employees for a new collective agreement, which will most likely mark the end of a long-lasting and difficult negotiation process in the carrier's largest single market.

Svitzer in decisive showdown on its key market

The Maersk Group's towage unit Svitzer is once again hit by strikes in its largest single market, Australia, where unions are renowned for their power. Svitzer is now hoping that a vote tomorrow, Tuesday, among all employees will get the most unruly ones back in line.

Svitzer lands 10-year LNG contract in Darwin

For at least ten years, Svitzer Australia will be towing ships to and from Inpex' newly-constructed LNG facility in Darwin in Northern Australia. The order involves two newbuildings.

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