Government releases draft GPS on land transport

The draft 2018 government policy statement (GPS) on land transport released on 3 April is an important step towards making New Zealand’s roads safer so the country’s appalling number of road deaths can be reduced, says Transport Minister Phil Twyford.

Eastland Port passes three million tonnes of cargo milestone

It takes skilled wharf staff and a whole lot of collaboration to shift three million tonnes of cargo at a port short on ship berths and storage space, says Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum.

Tremendous progress on South Island key coastal route continues

The reopening of State Highway 1 (SH1) at night through Kaikoura from late April marks another step closer to fully restoring the transport networks in the region, say the NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail.

Foodstuffs partners with local and global experts for supply chain excellence

Foodstuffs is partnering with global transport technology partners as part of its overall supply chain transformation programme, and is already reaping the benefits with reduced costs and delivery times.

Wellington’s bright idea

Wellington City Council is installing 14,500 eco-friendly LED street lights across the city in a bid to lower energy consumption and to improve public safety.

New mobile safety barrier for Auckland motorways

Auckland motorists will soon be sharing the motorway with a new road maintenance vehicle that’s expected to improve safety, efficiency and traffic flows.

Air New Zealand calls for tighter regulations on drones

Air New Zealand is advocating for tighter regulation for the illegal operation of drones after a near-miss with an international flight approaching Auckland Airport in late March which potentially put the safety of 278 customers and crew at risk.

Exciting recycling possibilities for the Pacific islands

The China Navigation Company (CNCo) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment (SPREP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to address critical waste management issues in the Pacific islands.

Manukau’s new bus station opens

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, along with Transport Minister Phil Twyford and the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board, has opened the new state-of-the-art Manukau Bus Station.

New Crown 7-Series IC forklift range unveiled

Crown has launched an updated version of its proven C-G and C-D Series 2.0 to 3.5 tonne internal combustion (IC) lift truck ranges, providing customers with improved performance, comfort, safety and low running costs.

Preferred option for SH3 Manawatu Gorge replacement announced

The NZ Transport Agency has selected a preferred option for a new State Highway 3 route to replace the closed Manawatu Gorge, connecting the Manawatu, Tararua District, Hawke’s Bay and northern Wairarapa regions.

AkzoNobel uses Volvo Ocean Race to promote innovation in paints and coatings – By Lynne Richardson

As the boats match-raced their way down the Northland Coast in the gripping final stages of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race in February, people took to Google to find out the origin of the leading boat’s name, especially when it crossed the finishing line in Auckland in first place – AkzoNobel.

AI, AR and social robotics lead from Air New Zealand – By Iain MacIntyre

Air New Zealand is proactively exploring the potential of developments in artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and social robotics as a means of enhancing its customer offerings and experiences.

The Amazon effect – By
Nigel Parry

They are finally here – Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world, gets close to New Zealand’s shores. What effect will that have on our supply chains?

Global trade lanes – what to consider when choosing a 3PL partner – By Andrew Antonopoulos

It’s never been so important to do your homework before selecting a third-party logistics (3PL) partner. That’s more relevant today than ever, given the complexities of modern logistics.

Robotics and the future for logistics and transportation

The Southern Section of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT NZ) is hosting a robotics forum in April which is open to anyone interested in what robots, drones, blockchain and automation hold for the future of warehousing, logistics and transport.

Should you jump into the car pool? – By Chris Dann and
Laura Braid

Carpooling, ride sharing, motor pooling – it’s an emerging international trend and part of the new sharing economy. But what are the implications for drivers and passengers, and what are the legal issues for businesses that encourage their employees to ride share?

Corey Hartley – “We’ve reshaped our lower NI distribution network”

In 1996 as a young man, Corey Hartley received a reply from the plant manager at the Tui Dairy Company confirming a temporary position as a technician in the blending plant for a period of two weeks. Twenty-two years later, he’s still there. This is his story.