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.

Second report released for Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy

The Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy working group that is undertaking a comprehensive review of New Zealand’s freight and logistics sector for the upper North Island has released its second interim report that provides some options and analysis.

Auckland mayor says more work needed on port strategy

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the second interim report released by the Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy working group does not sufficiently consider the costs and benefits to Auckland of relocating its waterfront port.

Let’s Get Wellington Moving meets with industry on large projects

Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) met with more than 250 representatives of the professional services industry in Auckland and Wellington in mid-October to brief them on the large components of the $6.4 billion programme and LGWM’s upcoming business case work.

Marine electrification fund recipients announced

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has announced that low-emission marine transport projects will receive a boost to the tune of $800,000.

Mechanical muscle for Ferry Basin redevelopment

Auckland’s Downtown Waterfront programme is now in full swing with some serious mechanical muscle doing the heavy lifting in the Ferry Basin.

Main North Line restoration project wins major international award

Work by KiwiRail and its project partners in the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery alliance (NCTIR), to restore the railway line between Picton and Christchurch devastated by the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, has won a prestigious North American rail industry award.

National Road Carriers thanks NZ’s certifying engineers

National Road Carriers Association has offered up a huge vote of thanks to the country’s heavy vehicle specialist certifying engineers who make an outstanding contribution to the industry to keep NZ trucks and trailers safe on the road.

Record cruise season forecast for 2019/2020

The first week of October marked the beginning of a record-breaking summer cruise season, according to the New Zealand Cruise Association.

$3.5 million safety boost for key South Island freight route

A high-risk stretch of state highway in North Canterbury has had a $3.5 million safety boost, with new rumble strips, safety barriers, signage and bridge barrier upgrades now in place.

Customs processes and risk assesses a record 14.46 million international passengers

NZ Customs processed and risk assessed a record 14.46 million international passengers in the year to 30 June 2019 – an increase of 3.5% compared to the previous 12 months.