Transport & Logistics

Fortescue names vessels after family

Fortescue Metals Group has recognised the family of chairman Andrew Forrest by naming four new very large ore carrier (VLOC) vessels after his wife and children.

Centurion buys McAleese haulage fleet

The transport and logistics subsidiary of Perth-based, family-owned CFC Group has acquired McAleese Group’s entire heavy haulage fleet for an undisclosed sum.

AHG has tough start to year

Automotive Holdings Group has reassured shareholders that its troubled refrigerated logistics business is on the mend, after releasing a trading update that showed lower profits.

Kapuddle, Busbee to cut commute congestion

Perth’s growing traffic congestion woes have prompted the development of two new apps, both designed to make old methods of commuting easier and get drivers out of their cars.

Councils to combine to press for outer harbour

Six south metropolitan councils are formalising a lobby group to push for development of an outer harbour near Kwinana as the March 2017 state election approaches.

Stuck to disrupt in roadside assistance

The creators of Northbridge-based startup Stuck are hoping to bring uberfication to roadside assistance, with a new app to be launched soon that will match local mechanics with stranded drivers at the push of a button.

Horror month for car sales

New car sales crashed in Western Australia last month, adding to a year of poor performance in the industry.

Emeco says merger on-track despite new proposal

Emeco Holdings has sought to reassure investors that its planned three-way tie-up with Orionstone and Andy’s Earthmovers is progressing smoothly, despite news that one of the parties involved has received a takeover bid of its own.

Exports drive airport CEO's flight plan

Destination marketing, placemaking, exports, tourism and education are all part of a day’s work for the new boss at Perth Airport.

Austal wins more maintenance work with US Navy

Henderson-based shipbuilder Austal has won a $US12 million ($A15.6 million) contract to provide maintenance work on a littoral combat ship it is currently building for the US Navy.

Get ready to walk to new stadium

The state government has talked up the benefits of its transport plan for the new Perth Stadium, with up to 23,000 patrons expected to take one of the two bridges crossing the Swan River as they exit the stadium after an event.

ACCC accepts CBH undertakings

Grain handling cooperative CBH Group has opened itself up to increased competition in the provision of grain transport services, following a review by the competition watchdog.

Austal wins maintenance work with RAN

Austal has been contracted to provide maintenance work on patrol boats for the Royal Australian Navy for an undisclosed sum.

Veem IPO wins strong support

Marine manufacturing firm VEEM has raised $25 million from its initial public offering, with its stock expected to start trading on the ASX later this month.

More dents in new car sales

Western Australia’s car retail industry has once again been taken to the panel beaters after new figures showed another slump in new vehicle sales.

Virgin to fly from Perth to Abu Dhabi

Virgin Australia has announced several new services that will be available next year, including a flight from Perth to Abu Dhabi.

AHG braces for insurance reforms

Car retailer Automotive Holdings Group is bracing for a potential earnings hit when the corporate regulator enacts reforms to finance and insurance commission arrangements next year.

MSC breathes life into West End heritage

The biggest single user of Fremantle Ports, Mediterranean Shipping Company, has unveiled a new headquarters for its Australian and New Zealand operations in a heritage building in Fremantle’s historic West End.

Austal completes export to Central Asian market

Shipbuilder Austal has successfully completed an export contract to Azerbaijan, delivering a 70-metre catamaran constructed at its Henderson yard, the same facility that will be building a series of vessels for the federal government in two naval contracts.

Sirona, Brookfield take step on Bullsbrook terminal

West Perth-based Sirona Capital has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brookfield Rail to ascertain the viability of a new intermodal freight hub in Bullsbrook.

South Perth welcomes Australia’s first driverless bus

After 10 years of research and development, Australia’s first driverless electric shuttle bus made its public debut this afternoon as it cruised along the South Perth Esplanade.