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MUA reaches deal at ICTSI terminal in Australia

From Maritime Executive:

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) reached a deal with Victoria International Container Terminal in Melbourne for the partial reinstatement of a union member who was terminated in November, ending a three-week picket line that blocked the gates and trapped millions of dollars in cargo on the pier.

The terminal said that […]

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Global turmoil spreads to ICTSI's flagship terminal in Australia

A report released today by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) shows that the industrial turmoil plaguing the operations of embattled global port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has spread to its flagship terminal in Melbourne, Australia.

Paddy Crumlin, President of the ITF said today that ICTSI has imported its anti-worker business model, […]

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Prominent Australian union leader faces court after supporting MUA dockers at ICTSI terminal

Luke Hilakari, secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, VICT to explain how it discovered his private address and why it served him at home on a Saturday afternoon rather than at his office at Trades Hall. Photo: Pat Scala

From a Sydney Morning Herald article titled ‘High-profile union leader faces court over waterfront […]

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After protesting at ICTSI terminal, Australian unionist served legal papers at family home

From an article titled ‘Webb dock escalation met with escalation’ in Australasian Transport News:

Luke Hilakari

In what looks like a serious escalation of the Webb Dock dispute that has halted container transport out of Victoria International ContainerTerminal (VICT), the Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) says secretary Luke Hilakari was served with legal documents.

Hilakari […]

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More than 1000 workers protest ICTSI's terminal in Australia

Courtesy News Corp Australia

From an article titled ‘Militant unions escalate picket at Webb Dock’ at News Corp Australia:

More than 1000 fired-up union workers have walked off the job in an industrial dispute over a casual worker denied shifts at the Victorian International Container Terminal.

In an expletive-ridden speech, CFMEU boss John Setka […]

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ICTSI lines up $300m in financing for highly automated Australian terminal VICT

From Seatrade Maritime:

Graphic rendition of proposed VICT terminal

International Container Terminal Services Inc’s (ICTSI) Australia unit has signed a AUD398m ($300m) loan facility for the construction and development of its highly automated Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT).

The financing will support the ongoing construction of VICT in Melbourne. Construction of the terminal started […]

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ICTSI brings more automation to Australian terminal

From a Cargotec news release:

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to provide eight additional automatic stacking cranes (ASC) and related automation for Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd’s (VICT) new terminal in Melbourne, Australia. The terminal is fully owned by the Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI). The equipment is scheduled […]

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ICTSI mulls move for cheaper rent deal at Port of Melbourne to match rivals

Melbourne’s newest stevedore, Victoria International Container Terminal, owned by Filipino company International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI), is considering pushing for changes to its rental agreement at the Port of Melbourne after rival DP World secured a cheaper long-term deal.

The rent VICT committed to pay to the port is believed to be more than […]

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ICTSI's Port of Melbourne automation project chooses Finnish vendor

”Last year, the consortium laid out over $56.6 million (€40 million) for 12 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated shuttle carriers for the new port facility. Once the cranes lift containers off a ship, they can be set down in “buffer zones” and picked up by the shuttle carriers, which transport them to other […]

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ICTSI names head of Aussie unit

International Container Terminal Services Inc. announced the appointment of Anders Dommestrup as chief executive officer of its Australian subsidiary, Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd.

Prior to ICTSI, Dommestrup was chief operating officer of Modern Terminals Ltd. Since 2005, he had been overseeing the operation and business development of MTL’s operations in Hong Kong and in […]

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ICTSI bags 26-year contract to build, operate container terminal in Australia

International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has bagged a 26-year contract to construct and operate a container terminal in Melbourne, Australia.

In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Enrique Razon-led port operator said its subsidiary in Australia, Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd (VICTl), has signed a contract with Port of Melbourne Corp […]

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