West Coast opponents of fossil fuel exports have blocked industry plans for years.
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The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles.
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One of the many would-be sites for fossil fuel exports in Washington state.
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The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles. But it faces a new source of pressure: the Trump administration.
Shipping containers are stacked at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal at the Halifax port on Oct. 19, 2018.
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Canada's ongoing Port Modernization Review should lead to greater clarity of port purpose, less political control through board appointments and better reporting standards.
China's bid for an infrastructure blitz to drive overland trade through to Europe will end up being overshadowed.
Port chaplains provide much-needed services for those who make their living at sea.
With 90 percent of global goods coming to us by ship, who are the men and women who care for the crews?
The right visualisation will stand on its own as a communication tool.
Along with machine learning, data mining and statistics, visualisations are playing an important role in current-day data analytics.
The Malta free port, built in 1988.
As Europe discusses the reasons behind and reaction to the Brexit thunderclap, some in the UK are already seeing business opportunities – through the free ports, a notion abandoned by the EU.
The sale of the port of Fremantle, the last capital city port to be privatised, is now in limbo.
The Barnett government's plans to sell ports, including the last capital city port slated for privatisation, appear to have been torpedoed by the WA Nationals' change of heart.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash and the opposition’s Penny Wong appearing on Q&A with host Tony Jones.
On Q&A, an unemployed merchant seafarer said Australian seafarers could replaced by foreign seafarers working on 457 visas, working for as little as $2 an hour. We check the facts.
If a state-owned port is sold at a higher price with competition restrictions, consumers will pay higher prices in the future because of these restrictions.
State governments are now seeking to maximise the price of privatised assets by adding sale terms that restrict competition for the future private owners. That amounts to a hidden tax on consumers.
The Port of Melbourne Corporation is reportedly seeking to increase rents to container stevedore DP World, by 700%.
Political and commercial posturing has made the outcome of a number of Australian port privatisations uncertain.
Abbot Point on the Great Barrier Reef, where dredge spoil will be dumped on land.
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New plans to ban dredging on the Great Barrier Reef and dump dredge spoil on land won't save the reef.
Victoria’s capacity to handle the millions of containers imported and exported through its ports affects the whole state.
Victoria’s election debate about infrastructure is shaping up around large projects such as the East West Link and Airport Rail Link. But another infrastructure project could also be on the radar: the…
Coral bleaching is one of the more obvious signs the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble.
With the approval of dredging as part of the Abbot Point port expansion, Australia has given the green light to an increase in coal exports. While opposition to the plan has focused primarily on the effects…
Already operating as a coal port, the disposal of dredge material from expanding Abbot Point is now the subject of a legal challenge.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s recent decision to allow 3 million cubic metres of dredge material to be disposed of 25 kilometres off Abbot Point in north Queensland has attracted passionate…
The Queensland government is preparing the way for more coal ports, but there are indications coal production and profits are on the way down.
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If the Abbot Point expansion is approved by the Commonwealth Environment Minister next month, port dredging will go ahead. Private investment in coal ports and rail may no longer stack up, as BHP Billiton…
Sir Rod Eddington: unless the rail networks are right, Australia’s cities won’t work properly.
Welcome to In Conversation; an ongoing series in which leading academics interview prominent public figures. In today’s instalment, Dr Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University, sits…