Drought to cut East Australia Crop Output in Half from 20-Year Average

Drought is expected to cut eastern Australia’s crop production this year to less than half the average over the past 20 years, with New South Wales to be worst hit, the country’s agricultural commodities forecaster said. While some regions are facing the worst conditions in memory, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics said
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Australia’s metallurgical coal and iron ore export volumes are forecast to rise and prices to fall over the next two years, the country’s Office of the Chief Economist said. Metallurgical coal earnings are tipped to fall 3.8% in the current fiscal year to A$36 billion ($25 billion), weighed down by softer global prices, the office
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Damen Shipyards Galati has undertaken the float-out of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker, RSV Nuyina. The procedure was achieved by raising the water level in the yard’s dry dock by six metres; a process taking two days to complete. Once afloat, the vessel was manoeuvred 250 metres to a quayside berth where the ongoing construction and
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Pilbara Ports Authority announces another shipping record as part of its August 2018 shipping figures. A new 24 hour throughput record was recorded over two tides and 14 vessels, on 22 and 23 August 2018. The new record of 2,478,219 tonnes was 79,796 tonnes more than the previous record of 2,398,423 tonnes, recorded on 2
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Coal exports from the Port Kembla Coal Terminal in Australia’s New South Wales state fell to 386,280 mt in July, from continuous impact of lower volumes coming from South32’s Illawarra Metallurgical Coal’s operations. The figure is down 22% year on year from 494,942 mt and 59% weaker than the approximate 951,151 mt seen in June,
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Multinational robotics and supply chain automation company GreyOrange and Advanced Warehouse Solutions, their distributor in Australia, will showcase the Butler range of robotics solutions at CeMAT Australia 2018, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 24-26 July. Ashley Henderson, national sales manager, Advanced Warehouse Solutions said, “We are proud to partner with GreyOrange and
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The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has detained a domestic-flagged ship believed to be unseaworthy. AMSA inspectors boarded the MV Tomin in the Port of Yamba, New South Wales, on June 25, 2018. The inspectors subsequently detained the vessel because AMSA suspected the vessel to be “unseaworthy, substandard and a threat to the marine environment.”
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The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has detained a domestic-flagged ship believed to be unseaworthy. AMSA inspectors boarded the MV Tomin in the Port of Yamba, New South Wales, on June 25, 2018. The inspectors subsequently detained the vessel because AMSA suspected the vessel to be“unseaworthy, substandard and a threat to the marine environment.” With
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Multinational robotics and supply chain automation company GreyOrange and Advanced Warehouse Solutions, their distributor in Australia, will showcase the Butler range of robotics solutions at CeMAT Australia 2018, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 24-26 July. Ashley Henderson, national sales manager, Advanced Warehouse Solutions said, “We are proud to partner with GreyOrange and
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Australia was the largest exporter of iron ore to India in the 2017-18 fiscal year ended 31 March after being a marginal supplier for the past several years. Australia replaced South Africa and Brazil as the major suppliers to India. Australia exported 2.86mn tonnes of iron ore in 2017-18, around 33pc of total Indian imports,
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