New report advises airport design changes to help sector recovery

A new report from international engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon has modelled how airport design could change, based on the 70–100 different areas of the passenger journey that will potentially be adjusted or introduced in response to Covid-19.

New report on Auckland port relocation

A report by independent consultants Sapere on the options for relocating Ports of Auckland’s freight operations has been released by the Government, but any decision on the issue has been deferred.

Combilift marks Forklift Safety Day with emphasis on safer materials handling

National Forklift Safety Day – an initiative to promote a safer working environment for all those who work with, on, or near forklift trucks – is marked in the UK, North America and Australia in June, and Irish manufacturer Combilift is proud to be involved.

Site of new freight hub revealed

A regional freight hub for the lower North Island will be built just northeast of Palmerston North, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of Covid-19

Microsoft has unveiled Asia Pacific findings from the latest edition of its Security Endpoint Threat Report, which reveal that cybercriminals are making 60,000 Covid-19 related phishing attempts every day.

Shipping container serves up delicious kai moana for the community

A shipping container has been modified into a fish-filleting station and distribution hub to enable a Mangere marae to dramatically increase its supply of tasty fish heads and frames to feed families in need.

Cohesio Group becomes Körber Supply Chain

In a move that will see some of the world’s top supply chain technology solution providers unify to become one united entity, international technology group Körber has formed a new global brand called Körber Supply Chain.

Swire Bulk takes delivery of new bulk carrier

Swire Bulk, the bulk division of The China Navigation Company, has taken delivery of its new, log-fitted bulk carrier into service.

Port Otago steering its way to high-tech noise containment

Strict noise regulations restrict noises in seaports above a certain decibel level – but for Port Otago, it was the noises it didn’t make that were causing a headache.

How do you plan for something you can’t predict? – By Stuart Harman and Rod Hozack

As Covid-19 spread rapidly across the globe, businesses and governments were scrambling to deal with the impact. The number of those in New Zealand with the virus has been comparatively low compared to other parts of the world. Nonetheless, the impact on business has been significant.

Success ensures new courier delivery model set to continue

A parcel surge the equivalent of four Christmases has seen Aramex commence a recruitment drive for ‘Uber-style’ courier drivers across New Zealand.

New navigation charts bring economic and maritime safety benefits to Tonga

Navy disaster relief vessels and other large ships will no longer rely on old-fashioned plumb lines and charts measuring in fathoms to enter some of Tonga’s waters, as they have done since the 1800s.