Transauck becomes Transfreight

Demand from customers for an inter-region service from their preferred freight partner has pushed an Auckland-based freight transport company to expand its offering into the upper North Island – and, in the process, embark on a major rebranding exercise. READ MORE >>

Foodtech Packtech & MHL 2016 set to be the largest in a decade

More than 4500 visiting industry professionals from both New Zealand and around the world are about to converge in Auckland to attend the sector’s largest (and free to attend) combined trade-only industry event – the Materials Handling & Logistics Expo (MHL) running alongside Foodtech Packtech (FTPT). READ MORE >>

DHL Express opens expanded Auckland Airport facility

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has opened an expanded Auckland Gateway at the airport to better support businesses operating in and out of New Zealand following significant growth in international trade. READ MORE >>

Robotics and automation changing the wood supply chain

The forestry industry is going through a major shakeup, with smart technology, robotics, automation, cloud computing, big data analytics and improved connectivity within the supply chain all reshaping how leading companies are adapting to and operating in the 21st century. READ MORE >>

KiwiRail promotes the ‘true value of rail’ – By Dave MacIntyre

Whether or not the NZ government has fully accepted the strategic ‘true value of rail’ to New Zealand may well be revealed in next year’s Budget – it is then that the government must decide on a new funding package for KiwiRail. And the signs are that key Cabinet ministers have shifted to become pro-rail over the last couple of years. READ MORE >>

Taking the classroom to the real world – supply chain as a school subject – By Walter Glass

Search for the term ‘logistics’ in the New Zealand Curriculum – that overarching framework that sets out what the Ministry of Education expects students to know and be able to do by the end of Year 13 – and you’ll come up empty-handed. So what can be done to raise awareness amongst school-leavers of this vital industry? READ MORE >>

Are dangerous goods compatible with health and safety? – By Nigel Parry

The small South Island town of Motueka was suddenly the centre of media attention on 17 August. Streets were cordoned off, residents advised to stay indoors, unlucky locals – including a baby in a pushchair – had to face the worry of decontamination, and onlookers (from a safe distance) saw emergency staff with orange chemical suits and breathing apparatus. READ MORE >>

Craig Mills – “Empower people through knowledge to benefit your business”

A previous career in the defence forces equipped Craig Mills with the necessary experience in logistics for his current role, but the need for a formal qualification that recognised these skills drove him back to education. This is his story. READ MORE >>
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