Restoration of the Christchurch-Picton rail line progressing well

A KiwiRail ballast tamper is assisting with the restoration of the Main North Line (MNL) railway linking Christchurch and Picton.

Record crowds use
public transport

We all know Adele rocked Auckland for three nights when she visited in March, but did you know she rocked public transport records too?

Business group advises employers to get ducks in a row on drugs in the workplace

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) urges business leaders to ensure they are on solid ground on the issue of drug abuse in the workplace, by having policies and procedures firmly in place and embedded in company cultures.

Progress on Auckland’s
East West Link

The NZ Transport Agency has released a new animation showing how the East West Link will improve travel between Onehunga-Penrose and State Highways 1 and 20 in Auckland.

Outstanding print innovation praised by awards judges

Point-of-sale material is reaching new heights, helped by outstanding paper engineering, based on the quality of entries to the 2017 New Zealand Pride In Print Awards.

Dirty vessel ordered
to leave New Zealand

A dirty vessel ordered to leave Tauranga in March has been allowed to return after being cleaned outside New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

New Zealand Rail Conference to focus on growth and resilience

With the theme of ‘Rail: Enabling NZ Growth and Resilience’, this year’s NZ Rail Conference will bring together senior executives to inform, inspire and strategise on the key challenges and opportunities facing the rail industry.

Electric vehicle batteries research released

New research released mid-April shows electric vehicle (EV) batteries are reliable and long-lived.

Report highlights unfairness
of delayed payments

Small businesses being used to finance large multinationals through delayed payments is not on, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Ken Shirley.

How innovative products and horizontal growth have driven Crown Equipment’s success

A combination of local leadership with a gift for creating opportunities and an innovative parent company in the USA has put Crown Equipment in a unique position within the New Zealand materials handling industry.

Minister opens Port Nelson’s 
Patterson Logistics Centre

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has officially opened the Patterson Logistics Centre, Port Nelson’s new 13,000 sq m storage facility – the first major building project of a $32 million redevelopment plan announced last year.

Honeywell becomes the yardstick for tracking lumber in New Zealand

Needing a solution to ensure efficient transportation of materials with full visibility for customers, C3 turned to Honeywell and has seen 10–15% gains in its operations by streamlining its processes and shipping materials quicker.

Building on the lessons of Kaikoura - By Glenn Coldham

The effects of the Kaikoura earthquake have continued to impact on the customs brokers and freight forwarding sector.

New kid on the supply chain block - By Nigel Parry

Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology born of virtual currency Bitcoin, is getting IT companies very excited and making its way into the physical world. Is it just hype, or a future supply chain fixture we need to know about?

Maritime Transport Amendment Bill – drug and alcohol testing and overdue compensation increases - By Chris Dann and Jennifer Mills

Significant law changes which have their roots in disasters over five years ago are finally before Parliament.

Eye-catching safety initiative for truck drivers - By Iain MacIntyre

New Zealand’s trucking industry appears to be embracing an enterprising NZI safety initiative that entails the country’s largest commercial motor vehicle insurer itself paying for the installation and first six weeks’ application of the Guardian in-cab, eye-tracking system.

Lisa Journeaux – “I have a new view on things”

Living in the central North Island, it was perhaps inevitable that Lisa Journeaux would wind up in the timber industry, but it was from an early role as a dispatch clerk and a love of ‘organising things’ that she discovered her passion for logistics. This is her story.