FTD Geared Up

Exciting road ahead for Cohesio as Körber AG acquires a majority stake

International technology group Körber AG has strengthened its Business Area Logistics Systems division by acquiring a majority stake in Cohesio Group. READ MORE >>

From vine to vessel

Container export of kiwifruit is a step closer for Gisborne’s leading packhouse NZ Fruits, now that it leases an Eastland Port cool store. READ MORE >>

Crown secures 100% of the MHE market on Stewart Island

Crown has delivered a 3.5 tonne forklift to tourism operator Real Journeys at their Oban office on Stewart Island – a delivery that was fraught with logistical challenges and a contract requiring some ‘out of the box’ thinking for ongoing servicing and maintenance. READ MORE >>

Logistics startups ready to take on the challenge of going global

Eleven promising startups from throughout New Zealand have graduated from the Sprint Global programme run by ecentre, the business incubator hosted at Massey University, with supply chain management and logistics startups featuring strongly. READ MORE >>

Alpine Fault reality drives unified quake response – By Iain MacIntyre

New appreciation that a magnitude 8 earthquake recurs at roughly a 300-year frequency on the Alpine Fault – where the last rupture occurred in 1717 – has stimulated the rapid development of a collective South Island plan of response and resilience. READ MORE >>

The death of diesel? – By Nigel Parry

Will decarbonisation of transport syphon the diesel from your tank any time soon? The government are gunning for us. The Zero Carbon Bill, along with other statements and initiatives, shows that they are expecting us to clean up our act. READ MORE >>

The Forklift Games are coming

The Forklift Games, which are being organised by The Forklift Association (TFA), are bringing back the tradition of allowing forklift drivers from across the country to compete for the title of New Zealand’s best. READ MORE >>

New laws to help drone use take flight – By Chris Dann

New Zealand is said to be a ‘world leader’ in the unmanned aircraft (drones) sector due to our good reputation as a safety regulator, our ‘open for business’ mentality and our risk-based regulatory regime. However, with the unique risks posed by drones, the frequent recent instances of recreational drones operating in contravention of civil aviation law, and the need for drones to be able to operate beyond the visual line of sight to deliver their full potential, our current laws may not be fit for purpose. READ MORE >>

Grant Buckingham – “It’s the people side of things that keeps you awake at night”

Keen to find a full-time job so that he didn’t have to go back to school, Grant Buckingham applied for a wide range of jobs – and freight forwarding just happened to be the one that worked out. This is his story. READ MORE >>

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