Holiday reading just got significantly more interesting with the publication of Shipping Australia’s Annual Review 2020!
Our 112 page Annual Review features a wide range of updates from ports, shipping lines, pilots, stevedores and government agencies. It’s a most comprehensive outline of what happened in shipping, ports, policy and regulation in Australia and internationally throughout the year.
There’s also a fascinating 50 year personal retrospective by our former Chairman, Ken Fitzpatrick. His earliest recollections of shipping were as a boy in Fremantle and of men lining up early in the morning to be picked up to work on the wharves for the day.
By the time Ken started work in the industry in 1967, grain was loaded in “monster” ships of 30,000 to 50,000 deadweight, he recalls. It was the beginning of Australia’s entry into container shipping with the Kooringa plying the trade between Australia’s east and west coasts.
The world has massively changed since then and Ken’s recollections of that time make for a fascinating read.
Shipping Australia’s 2020 Annual Review is available online now. Members and subscribers will receive their printed copies in mid-January.