Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 6 : 20-Feb-18
Iron ore shipments from Port Hedland could potentially be disrupted due to the Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers’ proposed legal action against BHP Billiton. Rivtow, which provides tugboat services to BHP at Port Hedland, operates on a partnership model. However, the company is believed to have begun employing marine engineers on some of its tugboats, which the AIMPE claims would give it access under workplace right of entry laws.
BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MARINE AND POWER ENGINEERS, RIVTOW MARINE PTY LTD, RIVERSIDE MARINE PTY LTD, TEEKAY MARINE PTY LTD, WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, KOTUG, LIBERAL PARTY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, MITSUBISHI CORPORATION