New Zealand’s first trial of an autonomous electric vehicle announced

Christchurch will host New Zealand’s first trial of a fully autonomous electric vehicle in 2017. READ MORE >>

Buying MHE – tips and trips for your supply agreement – By Chris Dann

The purchase of materials handling equipment (MHE), or indeed any sizeable plant or machinery, can be a significant investment. But that investment may not give you the benefits you expect, and disputes and unexpected additional costs may arise, without careful attention to the terms of supply. READ MORE >>

Mounting the tenuous ladder – By Iain MacIntyre

New Zealand’s maritime pilots are concerned that safety is not being given due attention in the modern commercial shipping environment, putting them at serious risk as they undertake the dangerous task of boarding and guiding vessels through the country’s ports. READ MORE >>

What’s this thing called BIM?

The Warehouse’s South Island distribution centre in Rolleston, Christchurch, is currently being expanded and redeveloped with the help of a powerful building modelling tool that has not only helped with the construction aspects, but will provide accurate plans for future developments. READ MORE >>

New cement carrier ready for New Zealand coastal service

The China Navigation Company (CNCo), the deep-sea ship owning and operating arm of the multinational Swire Group, has held a naming ceremony for its new purpose-built cement carrier MV Aotearoa Chief in Auckland, marking the start of a new era in coastal shipping for Golden Bay Cement. READ MORE >>

Pizza-by-drone a reality with world-first customer deliveries in New Zealand

Drone deliveries of pizza are now a reality, with the world’s first commercial delivery of food by drone to a customer successfully completed near Auckland. READ MORE >>

Driving low-cost health and safety protection

Over 70% of people with a full driving licence can’t pass the learner licence theory test just five years after taking it, despite being required to drive within the law during that time. For companies with employee drivers, this can have dire consequences. READ MORE >>

Trevor Barrett – “It’s a stepping stone to bigger and better things”

As the group supply chain manager for Bendon, Trevor Barrett would be the envy of many a logistics manager, being surrounded by images of beautiful and scantily-clad women for the bulk of his day. But there’s much more to his role than knickers and bras. This is his story. READ MORE >>
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