Exciting road ahead for Cohesio as Körber AG acquires a majority stake

International technology group Körber AG has strengthened its Business Area Logistics Systems division by acquiring a majority stake in Cohesio Group.

From vine to vessel

Container export of kiwifruit is a step closer for Gisborne’s leading packhouse NZ Fruits, now that it leases an Eastland Port cool store.

Crown secures 100% of the MHE market on Stewart Island

Crown has delivered a 3.5 tonne forklift to tourism operator Real Journeys at their Oban office on Stewart Island – a delivery that was fraught with logistical challenges and a contract requiring some ‘out of the box’ thinking for ongoing servicing and maintenance.

Logistics startups ready to take on the challenge of going global

Eleven promising startups from throughout New Zealand have graduated from the Sprint Global programme run by ecentre, the business incubator hosted at Massey University, with supply chain management and logistics startups featuring strongly.

Alpine Fault reality drives unified quake response – By Iain MacIntyre

New appreciation that a magnitude 8 earthquake recurs at roughly a 300-year frequency on the Alpine Fault – where the last rupture occurred in 1717 – has stimulated the rapid development of a collective South Island plan of response and resilience.

The death of diesel? – By Nigel Parry

Will decarbonisation of transport syphon the diesel from your tank any time soon? The government are gunning for us. The Zero Carbon Bill, along with other statements and initiatives, shows that they are expecting us to clean up our act.

The Forklift Games are coming

The Forklift Games, which are being organised by The Forklift Association (TFA), are bringing back the tradition of allowing forklift drivers from across the country to compete for the title of New Zealand’s best.

New laws to help drone use take flight – By Chris Dann

New Zealand is said to be a ‘world leader’ in the unmanned aircraft (drones) sector due to our good reputation as a safety regulator, our ‘open for business’ mentality and our risk-based regulatory regime. However, with the unique risks posed by drones, the frequent recent instances of recreational drones operating in contravention of civil aviation law, and the need for drones to be able to operate beyond the visual line of sight to deliver their full potential, our current laws may not be fit for purpose.

Grant Buckingham – “It’s the people side of things that keeps you awake at night”

Keen to find a full-time job so that he didn’t have to go back to school, Grant Buckingham applied for a wide range of jobs – and freight forwarding just happened to be the one that worked out. This is his story.

Port of Tauranga and Port Ruakura LP announce rail service partnership

Port of Tauranga and the Tainui Group Holdings subsidiary Port Ruakura LP have announced a long-term partnership to support the development of the planned Ruakura Inland Port at Hamilton.

Near-misses still taking their toll at level crossings

Close calls at level crossings are taking a huge toll on train drivers and those who narrowly miss death.

AS Colour supports significant business growth with advanced warehouse solution

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, has been selected by New Zealand based apparel label AS Colour to support the company’s significant business growth with an advanced materials handling solution for its new Auckland distribution centre.

Ports of Auckland buys world-first electric tug

In response to the urgent need to tackle climate change, Ports of Auckland has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to buy the world’s first full-size, fully electric port tug.

Waiheke Island bus network gets electrified

Auckland’s Waiheke Island community will see new electric buses on the island’s roads from the middle of next year, says Auckland Transport.

CBAFF welcomes Asia Pacific award for young freight forwarder

Phil Burgess, South Island manager of Burnard International, has been named winner of the Asia-Pacific region FIATA Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year award.

Almost half of Kiwi businesses restructuring to keep up with changing needs

The 2019/20 Hays Salary Guide, which surveyed almost 900 employers in New Zealand, has found that 45% are currently restructuring their department or organisation to keep up with changing business needs.

Are we really ready for the changes needed to get to ‘zero carbon’? – By Rachel Devine and Phil O’Reilly

The introduction of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill to Parliament is one of the most important milestones in New Zealand’s journey to net zero carbon by 2050. The bill has been a long time coming, but for all the right reasons.

Shaking up the logistics industry

In the latest of an occasional series, FTD talks to Nishan Wijemanne, CEO of Cohesio Group, a tech provider in the logistics space that is shaking up the sector with its smart solutions.