New Zealand’s freight forwarders are urging retailers and other importers to get sea freight space booked as early as possible – in the face of a severe shortage of shipping capacity. READ MORE >>


According to the latest data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the trade in counterfeit goods now represents 3.3% of global trade. Unfortunately, this figure is on the rise, even as overall trade has declined. Here, John Young, APAC director at obsolete parts supplier EU Automation APAC, offers his verdict on the scale of the problem in the Asia Pacific region and what manufacturers can do to limit the risks. READ MORE >>


Leading shipping container supplier Royal Wolf and KiwiRail have jointly developed a bespoke logging container that significantly improves efficiencies and capacity when transporting logs to the Port of Tauranga for export. READ MORE >>

Blockchain to create supply-chain checking app

Traditionally, consumers seek cheaper products at higher value, but now people are more aware of social and moral considerations. Concerns like child labour, sustainability and animal welfare mean the consumer’s need for transparency has increased, and so University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student Pouyan Jahanbin is developing a tool to give people real-time information on products at the point of sale. READ MORE >>

The Tyre Collective: Capturing microplastic particles from tyres

The Tyre Collective, the International Runner-up of the 2020 James Dyson Awards, has produced an ingenious device that captures tyre-wear particles at the wheel of a vehicle, to be recycled for future applications. READ MORE >>

World shipping slows decline amid COVID-19

The global shipping industry has played a vital role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand for its services has limited the annual decline in maritime trade volumes to around 4.1%t in 2020, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in its annual report on the shipping industry. READ MORE >>

Switched on: Technology delivers efficiency to southland transport company

The ability to see every vehicle at each stage of its trip, paired with full automation of their databases, has helped Herberts Transport to streamline their day-to-day operations and keep their fleet on the road. READ MORE >>

Forklifts: Reducing risk in the materials handling industry

RCT’s Industrial senior business development manager, Grahame Don talks about the importance of reducing the risks in forklift operations and the materials handling industry. READ MORE >>

Transfreight expands into Tauranga

From humble beginnings 31 years ago, Transfreight has grown into a boutique provider of freight solutions, with customer service, technique and technology at the forefront of its offering. READ MORE >>