Sustainable awards triumph for Little Yellow Bird – By Iain MacIntyre

Corporate uniform and branded clothing manufacturer Little Yellow Bird has had its social and environmental-based business model championed at the 2019 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.

Optimising fulfilment for social commerce – By Paul Soong

Freight, transportation and distribution businesses already struggling to keep up with the rapidly evolving ecommerce landscape face a new challenge – the boom in social commerce.

Weathering new technology
in Tonga

There are about 800 km between the southern and northern tips of Tonga and a lot of ocean. Many of this Pacific archipelago’s 169 islands are remote, exposed, sparsely populated and difficult to access. And when it comes to forecasting the weather in an area known for cyclones and also prone to drought, it’s a significant challenge. However, that’s all about to change.

Location, location, location

The working group charged with recommending a future strategy for the upper North Island supply chain has released its final report– but not everyone has welcomed its findings.

FOB, CIP, FAS, WT* – Incoterms 2020 explained – By Chris Dann

A new version of the ICC’s Incoterms – standard trading terms for domestic and international trade (Incoterms 2020) – took effect on 1 January 2020. In this article we summarise what the Incoterms are, what they do (and don’t do) and what’s changed.

How organisations can use data to be green without compromising on performance – By Mark Morley

Organisations today are increasingly under pressure to seamlessly handle huge volumes of goods passing through their logistics network, while striving to mitigate costs and risks and meet new consumer expectations.

Blue-collar labour market to see loss of skilled workers in 2020, predicts OneStaff

Income, skills and diversity are set to be the key labour market issues in 2020 according to OneStaff, one of New Zealand’s largest providers of temporary and permanent onsite staffing for the industrial and commercial industries.

John McKnight – “It was like the light went on”

John McKnight went back to school to affirm his beliefs that his gut instincts and decision-making were sound – and he didn’t let a major health scare slow down his progress towards his goal. This is his story.

Pacifica Shipping upgrades to a larger vessel

Pacifica Shipping has welcomed the arrival of the MV Moana Chief, a new 1700 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container vessel that has entered its weekly coastal service calling at Auckland, Lyttelton, Nelson and Tauranga.

D&H Steel revolutionises its load handling operations with Combilift

Loading and unloading heavy beams of steel from the deck of a truck used to take D&H Steel best part of half a day and three operators, but the arrival of a Combilift Straddle Carrier that’s been customised for their needs has reduced the operation to just 15 minutes.

CBAFF and IVS take action to address industry recruitment challenges

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand (CBAFF) has launched a major drive to support recruitment and career development across the logistics sector.

Waste Management targets its carbon footprint for future generations – By Dave MacIntyre

Waste Management has become a leader among businesses endeavouring to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to transition to a future low-carbon economy. Here, Dave MacIntyre talks to Marsha Cadman, general manager customer and sustainability for Waste Management, about why and how the company is treading the pathway to a greener carbon footprint.

If it’s not fair, it’s not allowed – new legal protections for businesses

Many New Zealand businesses and consumers regularly confront what they see as unfair commercial practices. The government believes that these practices may undermine its attempts to build a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy.

Industry is part of the problem, but it’s also part of the solution – By Chris Baker

Ford or Holden? It’s long been a burning question on this side of the world. And now, in terms of public interest, we can add to that: truck or train, SUV or electric vehicle?

Tranzit Group leading the way with electric buses

While Auckland is still only trialling electric buses, Wellington is already running a fleet of fully electric double-decker buses on its regular services, courtesy of Tranzit Group, which has proven that electric buses are commercially viable for public transport – and desired by the travelling public – in New Zealand.

Greg Garlick – “The time was ripe for a change”

Greg Garlick joined the freight forwarding industry when school no longer appealed, and later ‘jumped the fence’ to become a customer, starting a career in distribution and logistics. This is his story.