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 –
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?
Ports of Auckland’s new mega cranes arrive
Ports of Auckland’s massive new container cranes sailed into port on Friday 5 October onboard a ship from Shanghai, making for a dramatic sight as they entered the Waitemata Harbour early in the morning.
NZ Intermodal Transport Safety Group formed
A new body has been formed to establish and maintain best-practice safety and compliance standards for all road transport operators loading, handling and delivering intermodal imported and exported freight.
‘All Access’ Hackathon weekend a great success
A solution to stop the abuse of mobility parks has taken out the second NZ Transport Agency Hackathon, ‘All Access’.
Electrifying your fleet – why the initial investment is worth it
A potential barrier to the cost of shifting your vehicle fleet to electric is the upfront investment. However, electric vehicles (EVs) comparatively are not actually that much more expensive.
Cannons Creek Bridge ready for ‘launching’
Transmission Gully’s Cannons Creek Bridge is one of the project’s most significant structures. In coming months this huge structure will reach a major milestone when the spans are ‘launched’ across the Cannons Creek Gorge to eventually sit on the bridge piers that are currently being completed.
Half Moon Bay bus interchange opens
Changing between a ferry and bus at the busy Half Moon Bay terminal in east Auckland is now simpler, easier and protected from the weather.
Matakohe Bridge beams make the long haul from Auckland
Four of the 30 concrete beams for Bridge No. 2 across the Matakohe River have been delivered, with the transporter making daily trips from Ranui in west Auckland to the construction site.
Aerial imagery innovator Nearmap launches in New Zealand
For the first time ever, Kiwi businesses can now access current high-resolution aerial imagery and location data on demand, without having to invest in expensive drones and cameras of their own.
Innovative KiwiRail bridge recognised
A North Island bridge that was the first in the world to feature innovative seismic-strengthening technology has been named one of the country’s outstanding concrete structures.