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Combilift celebrates 20 years of lifting innovation – By Lynne Richardson

With over 40,000 Combilifts in operation around the world, what started as a company of three people is now a recognised global brand and the world leader in the market for long-load handling solutions. FTD’s editor travelled to Ireland in late April for the official opening of Combilift’s new global manufacturing facility and HQ, joining over 2000 customers, dealers and media from more than 68 countries worldwide. READ MORE >>

SeaLink launches new logistics service

SeaLink, the indispensable link from Auckland to the islands of Waiheke and Great Barrier, is now operating all its freight services under the SeaLink name. READ MORE >>

The FTD interview – Wayne Fry

In the latest in a series of occasional interviews with professional advisors, FTD talks to Wayne Fry, who specialises in the recruitment of supply chain, procurement and operations personnel in New Zealand, and asks what candidates can do to kick-start their career. READ MORE >>

Do you have a future-proof, Asia-ready workforce? – By Simon Draper

Many Kiwi students are leaving school without the skills they will need to do business in what is increasingly becoming a sector focused on Asia, so what can we do as an industry to change this? READ MORE >>

Modernising our customs and excise laws – By Chris Dann and Laura Braid

Over the past five years, the NZ government has been working to develop new law to replace the outdated Customs and Excise Act 1996. The new act received royal assent on 29 March 2018 and will come into force on 1 October this year. READ MORE >>

An inside view of a Bluebridge sailing – By Iain MacIntyre

FTD writer Iain MacIntyre had the privilege of being hosted onboard a return crossing of the Cook Strait ferry Strait Feronia late last year by Bluebridge marine operations general manager Clive Glover. As well as receiving a tour of the vessel and full explanation of operations, the experience included gaining exclusive observation of a working bridge team. READ MORE >>

Forklift users find industry support

Frustrated by an apparent lack of clarity, many forklift users have joined forces under a new industry association to find improvements in productivity and safety. READ MORE >>

Cynthia Quinny Chin – “I changed my career path in my 30s”

Cynthia Quinny Chin’s interest in the food supply chain was piqued while working in a fast-food restaurant. Today she’s a high-level supply chain manager. This is her story. READ MORE >>
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