Transport & Logistics

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.  

AHG to raise $110m, buys more franchises

Automotive Holdings Group has announced plans to raise up to $110 million from investors and purchase two car yards on the east coast, on the same day it revealed an increase in full-year profit.

Austal JV wins $10m ferry contract

A recently established joint venture comprising local shipbuilder Austal has won a $10 million contract to build a ferry for a Chinese operator.

Sellers appointed Transport director general

The state government has appointed Richard Sellers to the role of director general of the Department of Transport, succeeding Reece Waldock who retired last month.

Warning to Uber moonlighters

Uber drivers using the service as a supplementary income should declare it to their primary employer, according to Minter Ellison partner Kathy Reid, after a driver who had worked during sick leave lost an unfair dismissal claim.

AHG announces new managing director

Automotive Holdings Group has announced an unusual 12-month leadership transition under which current managing director, Bronte Howson, will become special counsel, while also getting a special cash payout and potentially early vesting of long-term performance rights.

Contractors for East Perth station redevelopment

Construction contractor Laing O’Rourke and engineering firm AECOM have won a $25 million contract to upgrade the East Perth train station, which is expected to take on larger crowds when the new Perth Stadium opens next year.

More disappointment for WA car sales

Car sales in Western Australia remain stalled, according to the latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

New Qantas lounge at Karratha Airport

Australia’s largest airline is planning to build a new lounge at Karratha Airport that will be double the size of the present facility. 

Nalder gets digging in transport plan

A series of new rail and road tunnels, including a CBD train loop and a line from Stirling to Murdoch could be needed as Perth's population grows to 3.5 million, according to Transport Minister Dean Nalder, as he unveiled the state government's long term transport blueprint this morning.

MMA flags $140m impairment

Marine services company MMA Offshore has flagged a $140 million impairment in its upcoming FY16 results, with the majority of the charge attributed to its vessel fleet.

Quadrant backs St Ives home care plans

Motoring, travel, retirement and financial services group Royal Automobile Club of WA is understood to have sold part of its aged care homes services business to Sydney-based Quadrant Private Equity.