Editorial – April / May’20

By the time you read this edition of FTD, most of the information will probably be out of date. That’s because of the coronavirus pandemic – and the situation regarding the movement of people and goods across borders is changing daily.

Site and facility traffic management – By Keith Robinson

According to WorkSafe NZ, traffic management was a factor in 14% of fatal work-related vehicle accidents between 2013 and 2017, mostly involving pedestrians and heavy vehicles or equipment. In this, the first of a series of articles on traffic management, we look at sites and facilities.

Food, supply chains and the effects of coronavirus –
By Dr Helen Darling

The current grip of the Covid-19 coronavirus on the world reinforces many things – one of the most significant is our reliance on other nations for trade and, specifically, the reliance on transportation systems to move manufactured goods, food and ingredients around the globe.

Editorial – February / March’20

Ports of Auckland is getting it in the neck from all sides at present, with the release of the final report of the Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy (UNISCS) Working Group and more recently the hassles on the water with commuter ferries vs cruise ships.

Editorial – December’19 / January’20

If two recent sets of industry awards are anything to go by, a growing number of women are making their mark in our transport and logistics businesses, with several young female professionals being recognised for their achievements.

Editorial – October / November’19

At the recent Supply Chain Symposium in Auckland, registered psychologist Bridget Jelley laid bare some hard-hitting truths regarding workplace health and safety – and she wasn’t talking about physical harm.