Transport & Logistics

ACCC tells car makers to lift their game

The consumer watchdog says some car manufacturers could be breaching Australian consumer law by leaving dealers high and dry over customer complaints.

Qantas boss Joyce snares $24.6m payday

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce's annual pay has soared to nearly $25 million, catapulting him into the ranks of the best-paid bosses in Australian corporate history, after he successfully steered the carrier's turnaround with two consecutive years of profit.

Lockwood to chair Westport outer harbour taskforce

The state government has appointed Infrastructure Australia board member Nicole Lockwood to chair a new taskforce to plan a Kwinana outer harbour development, as Transport Minister Rita Saffioti indicated she would stare down internal party dissent about the project.

WA new car sales turn around in August

Western Australia reported a surprise increase in new car sales last month, boosted by strong performances by Toyota and Hyundai.

Austal wins $44m ferry contract

Henderson-based shipbuilder Austal has landed its first commercial deal in Taiwan after being hired to build two vessels, with the contract valued at $44 million.

Qantas trials regional flight discounts

Qantas will conduct a 12-month trial of discounted airfares for six regional centres in Western Australia, following a similar move by Regional Express in July.

Qantas to reroute, upgrade flights

Qantas is changing one of its most popular routes and upgrading the aircraft on another key service as part of a five-year extended partnership with Emirates.

Austal powers into profit

Henderson-based shipbuilder Austal has returned to the black with a profitable 2017 financial year, driven in large part by a turnaround in its US operations.

AHG profit down but outlook positive

Perth-based Automotive Holdings Group has delivered a lower full-year net profit result on the back of restructures and one-off costs associated with its refrigerated logistics business.

$23m Margaret River bypass contract awarded

A joint venture between WBHO Infrastructure and SRG has won a $22.8 million contract to build new road infrastructure that will allow traffic to bypass the Margaret River town centre.

Aurizon to close Forrestfield terminal

Rail freight operator Aurizon has announced the closure of its Forrestfield terminal by the end of the year, as part of a national restructure that will result in the loss of 250 jobs.

Trucking firm fallout leads to wind-up

The Supreme Court has ordered the winding-up of the company behind a successful, well-established trucking business after a complete breakdown in relations between founding directors Ken Shepherd and Tony Maddever.

Upgrades for Perth freeways

Travel time estimates on Perth’s freeways will be displayed on electronic signs in real-time from today, as the state government puts the wheels in motion for about $140 million of freeway upgrades.

WA new car sales stall again

New car sales in Western Australia started the 2018 financial year in the slow lane, falling 8 per cent in July as national sales continued to rise.

Bis in $1bn debt-for-equity deal

Bis Industries, one of the major transport players in Western Australia, will come under new ownership after a $1 billion debt-for-equity swap deal was struck with its major lenders.

Perth trucking business goes under

Australian Road Express – a Perth-based transport subsidiary of Rivet Group (formerly known as McAleese Group) – has been put into the hands of receivers, leaving 180 jobs at risk.

Veem to meet profit, dividend targets

Canning Vale-based Veem says it will meet its forecast net profit target of $4 million when it reveals its first full-year results as a listed company.

Brookfield’s rail arm widens focus

Brookfield Rail has changed its name to Arc Infrastructure as it looks to diversify its business beyond the state’s rail freight network into related assets like ports and intermodal terminals.

300-plus truckies lose their licence

More than 300 truck drivers in Western Australia have had their licences suspended after the state government alleged they failed to pass their driving test.

TAMS Group grows against the odds

At a time when many of its competitors were slashing staff and cutting costs, Fremantle-based marine services firm TAMS Group maintained solid growth.