Danish shipping giant Maersk pushes to resume legal action against NSW Ports over Newcastle container fee

Michael Parris
February 16 2020 - 8:00pm
LEGAL MOVES: A cargo ship loaded with shipping containers docked in Newcastle in 2016. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
LEGAL MOVES: A cargo ship loaded with shipping containers docked in Newcastle in 2016. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The state's port privatisation saga has taken another twist after a company part-owned by Danish shipping giant Maersk applied to lift a stay of proceedings in a Federal Court action against private operator NSW Ports.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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