Transport and Logistics

Leighton, UGL win $3.7bn contract

Consortium wins contract to supply operations, trains and systems for North West Rail Link.

McAleese fined for truck breaches

Troubled trucking company behind fatal tanker crash must pay $525,000 in fines, costs.

Brambles bets on energy with its Ferguson buy

A strategic move in buying UK-based container supplier Ferguson Group will be a neat fit for Brambles as looks to diversify its earnings base and build its presence in a high-growth market.

Migrants try to storm ferry to England

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French calls grow for Cameron to tackle illegal immigration across the Channel.

The reality sinks in for AusPost

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The impact of digital disruption combined a rising fixed cost base will see Australia Post’s position deteriorate at an accelerating rate. And there’s no fix in sight.

Virgin's scary financial results

Stephen Bartholomeusz analyses the airline's full year results, as the real costs of Australia's capacity war become clear.

Selling the merits of rocket science: Is Australia ready for Space 2.0?

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It's tipped to be a growth sector in the coming years, but a lack of planning from the federal government will see Australia chase the space boom rather than get ahead of it.

McAleese swings to FY loss

Logistics company will wait to give guidance as costs from tanker crash, restructure weigh.

Plenty of upside in the Amcor-Orora demerger

Amcor's investment in Orora ahead of last year’s demerger appears to be paying off, providing it with a platform to deliver solid profits as well as easier access to growth capital.

Asciano upbeat on FY15 growth

Freight logistics company upbeat about FY15 growth, still in talks on terminals business.

Corporate Australia's family connection

Family businesses can morph into something unexpected regardless of whether they stay in private hands, become a showstopper on the stock exchange or the subject of takeover after takeover.

Toll eyes savings, lifts full-year profit

Shares jump as group confident cost savings will offset weak business environment.

High-speed rail may receive Japanese backing

Talks underway with rail giants over financial models to make high-speed rail viable in Australia.

Aurizon FY profit slides 43%

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Nation's largest freight operator posts net profit of $253m on previously announced impairments.

Australia Post books first six-month loss

First-half losses in letters business total $300 million, outstripping profits elsewhere.

AusPost's crisis inflection point

With its first six-month loss, Australia Post's anticipated crisis has arrived. Now Ahmed Fahour needs tools to manage a letter business implosion while maintaining success in parcels and retail networks.

BP tankers return to the road

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Around 50 trucks inspected, none grounded permanently.

McAleese on track for FY guidance

Shares spike as logistics company says it will hit upper end of guidance range.

Sydney Airport CFO to exit

Stephen Mentzines to depart, airport says it has commenced search for new CFO.

Sims eyes 'congestion pricing'

ACCC boss suggests prices paid by users do not reflect cost of using roads: report.

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