Transport & Logistics

GHD secures Marmion Ave contract

Engineering firm GHD has secured a contract with the City of Wanneroo to design a second carriageway at the northern end of Marmion Avenue.

$118m High Street upgrade plans released

The state government is planning to build a large roundabout and reconfigure High Street east of Fremantle in an area that continues to face heavy congestion after the scrapping of the Roe 8 project last year.

Power appointed Perth Airport chair

Former Fortescue Metals Group chief executive and well-known aviation enthusiast and commercial pilot, Nev Power, has been appointed as chairman of Perth Airport.

Board moves: FMG, AHG, Capricorn

Automotive Holdings Group has selected current director Rob McEniry to replace outgoing chairman David Griffiths, while England-based Sebstian Coe will become a non-executive director at Fortescue Metals Group.

Divirgilio steps down at DVG

Japanese company IDOM will take over the day-to-day operations of DVG Automotive Group after chief executive Lou Divirgilio stepped back to focus on his role as chairman.

AHG upbeat on WA car market

Perth-based Automotive Holdings Group has flagged a slight reduction in profit for the half year, but the company said it had noticed increased confidence in the Western Australian car market.

Southern Ports Authority to be retained

A review of the Southern Ports Authority released today has shone a mostly positive light on the three-way merger, with only minor concerns related to the implementation flagged in the report.

Health, industrial units perform for Tox Free

Waste management company Tox Free Solutions has reported a 20 per cent increase in profit in the half year to December, to $7 million, as the company works through an acquisition by Cleanaway.

Road clearing for trucking players

SPECIAL REPORT: An improved outlook among the state’s resources players is contributing to renewed positivity in the trucking sector, with investment in technology upgrades a focus for some logistics businesses.

Kwinana fee a red light for truckers

SPECIAL REPORT: A new road usage charge to be levied on certain heavy vehicles by the City of Kwinana has drawn the ire of Western Roads Federation chief executive Cam Dumesny, who says it is another example of a local government imposing additional costs and red tape on the trucking industry.

Fed funding key for major projects

SPECIAL REPORT: A move to secure federal cash for road upgrades ahead of a new outer harbour port development is one possible funding fix for a state government battling budget issues.

Supreme Court doubles trucking fines

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has more than doubled the penalty handed down to South Australian trucking company Cleveland Freightlines following an appeal by WorkSafe.

Arc executive appointed to Westport

The state government has chosen Arc Infrastructure business development principal Tim Collins as project director for its proposed Westport outer harbour project in Cockburn Sound.

REX and Skippers selected in regional WA

Regional Express has been selected by the state government as the preferred airline for the Perth-Carnarvon-Monkey Mia air route while Skippers Aviation was nominated to remain in operation at the Perth-Northern Goldfields routes.

Sadleirs chief investing for growth

Two years into his job as Sadleirs Logistics chief executive, Ian Kent is preparing the family owned business for increased national growth after overseeing major changes to its local operations.

Bridgestone gets technology spinning at new centre

Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone opened a $10 million facility in Port Hedland last week that will apply remote sensing and big data to detect wear on the mining fleets and conveyors of its Pilbara customers.

AHG in $400m logistics sale

Automotive Holdings Group has sold its underperforming refrigerated logistics business to Chinese conglomerate HNA Group for an enterprise value of $400 million.

Promising signs for WA car industry

Western Australia’s automotive sector has registered an 11.6 per cent spike in new vehicle sales for the month of October relative to 2016 off the back of increased purchases of light commercial vehic

CPB signs $48m Lord St contract

Long-running negotiations between CPB Contractors and the state government have resulted in the CIMIC Group subsidiary signing a $47.9 million contract for the New Lord St project at Ellenbrook.

Taxi plate buy-back part of transport shake-up

Perth taxi and Uber users may see a 10 per cent fare hike for the next four years to fund taxi plate buy-backs as the state government revamps on-demand transport.

Civmec pursues ASX listing

Henderson-based shipbuilder Civmec has announced plans to list on the ASX, with details of its entry yet to be determined.