Global demand for NZ cherries drives orchard investments

Emerging New Zealand horticultural investment company Hortinvest is capitalising on an unprecedented global demand for premium New Zealand cherries to offer new investment opportunities in cherry and other orchard developments in the Central Otago region.

“There’s a positive ‘smell’ about the place” – By Iain MacIntyre

A joint KiwiRail management/Rail & Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) initiative to evolve the company’s culture from a traditional managerial hierarchy to one based on an empowered workforce is delivering demonstrable benefits in productivity, quality and overall morale.

Thought slavery was dead? Think again – By Lynne Richardson

Mention the term slavery and images of men, women and children in chains spring to mind, forcibly removed from their homelands and shipped overseas to a life of servitude on a rich man’s plantation. That form of slavery was abolished in many parts of the world during the 1800s. However, slavery didn’t end then.

Cost vs convenience – what consumers really want from ecommerce delivery – By Michael Dyson

Consumers’ expectations regarding ecommerce deliveries are changing, so how can logistics providers adapt, and what do they need to do to meet these expectations?

New NZ distributor announced for Aisle-Master

Combilift, the Irish manufacturer of the world-renowned Aisle-Master articulated forklift, has appointed an exclusive New Zealand distributor for the Aisle-Master product range.

Netlogix and Oji Fibre Solutions launch large-scale shipping solution

A new joint venture aims to provide Kiwi SME exporters a greater presence and an improved representation at the negotiation table with the world’s largest international shipping companies in the wake of changing global trends.

New H&S strategy launched to keep Kiwis healthier and safer at work

A new Health and Safety at Work Strategy that commits New Zealand to better practices in the workplace for the next decade has been announced by Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Rob Pakes – “There’s no better teacher”

Rob Pakes’ career has been spent in freight transport, honing his management skills over more than two decades, but a major health scare and some terrible family news changed everything. This is his story.

Crown and Conquest partner to clean up New Zealand’s warehouses

Crown Equipment has joined forces with industrial cleaning machinery supplier Conquest Equipment Technologies to expand its equipment range.

DHL Global Forwarding sets out the future for logistics in North Asia South Pacific

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF), a leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has laid out its plans for the future of global forwarding in its North Asia South Pacific region, and what this means for New Zealand.

The FTD interview –
Walter Glass

In the latest of an occasional series, FTD talks to Dr Walter Glass, who recently received the Sir Bob Owens Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Logistics, Supply Chain Sector and Community at the CILT NZ 2018 awards.

2018 – looking back to look forward – By Chris Dann

It’s been a busy year for our regulators in the transport and supply chain sector. In this final issue of FTD for 2018, we look back at some of the year’s highlights and take a peek at what’s coming up.

GAC Pindar’s uncompromising logistics keep the Volvo Ocean Race on course – again

The Volvo Ocean Race is over, the crews have dispersed, and the containers of gear have been unpacked for a final time. For logistics provider GAC Pindar, it’s been another nine-month around-the-world challenge successfully completed.

Electric pace of EV uptake – By Iain MacIntyre

New Zealanders’ uptake of electric and hybrid light vehicles is continuing at an exponential rate, with the latest Ministry of Transport figures confirming 10,885 such registrations were active as of the end of October 2018.

New ‘Be a Safe Guy’ campaign targets young workers

Since 2013, more than 40 workers between the age of 18 and 30 years old have lost their lives in the workplace, so WorkSafe’s latest campaign is targeting younger workers and encouraging them to speak up to protect their mates.

Learning to fly – By Walter Glass

Education is often a process of exploration, determination and self-discipline, frequently with no fixed endpoint beyond the next destination set on the flight path. Often the journey itself is the reward. So how do you start learning to fly?