Crown launches low-cost,
high-performance electric pallet truck

Crown Equipment has boosted its pallet truck line-up with an economical yet strong-performing new model.

Swathe of greenfield land awaits development at Marsden Point – By Dave MacIntyre

While vacant land close to ports is a rarity at the majority of New Zealand’s sea gateways, a vast swathe of greenfield land is available for lease next to the country’s newest port – Northport at Marsden Point in Northland.

Government policy statement on land transport 2018 released – By Chris Dann

The final government policy statement (GPS) on land transport issued on 28 June heralds record transport spending of $4 billion, increasing to $4.7 billion per annum by 2027/28, funded by increased fuel levies and road user charges.

The power of high heels in logistics – By Katie Kinraid

Iconic movie star Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Indeed, across many industries, we are starting to see the rise in female executives taking up leadership positions.

Reach for the skies –
By Nigel Parry

A supply chain can seem a pretty humdrum affair. Unless you can watch your final dispatch roar away into the atmosphere. Oh, and each delivery has a price tag of a cool US$5 million.

Teenage truckie loving life on the road

Not everybody is cut from the same cloth, and Harrison Wells was definitely swimming against the tide when he attended Auckland Grammar School.

Do self-driving cars really make our roads safer?

Automated vehicles promise more safety by eliminating crashes linked to human error. But claims that self-driving cars could avoid 90% of road deaths by eliminating these errors are untested, says a new report by the International Transport Forum.

Stuart Reed – “I found what was missing in my career”

Stuart Reed is currently a depot manager for Fonterra, but he could have been a professional chef, if not for family commitments and a return to education which changed the direction of his career. This is his story.

Seawalls completed north of Kaikoura on SH1

The last of more than 7500 seawall blocks just north of Ohau Point along the Kaikoura coast have been installed along State Highway 1.

VOR data reveals microplastics in world’s remotest ocean

The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme has found levels of plastic in areas of the Southern Ocean that have never before been tested. The samples were taken close to Point Nemo, the furthest point from land on Earth, where the nearest humans are on the International Space Station.

Trains return to Wairoa–
Napier line

Trains are moving again between Napier and Wairoa for the first time in six years following the reopening of the railway line in early June.

Iconic new terminal for Gisborne Airport

Last year, a New Zealand Airports Association report identified Gisborne as one of a dozen smaller airports facing an uncertain future under funding pressures. Now, airport operator Eastland Group and owner Gisborne District Council have announced that a new terminal has received the go-ahead.

EU and New Zealand to start free trade talks

A free trade deal between New Zealand and the European Union (EU) has taken a major step forward with the announcement that the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU has approved its negotiating mandate.

Let the market decide when it comes to freight

David Aitken, CEO of the National Road Carriers Association, says the NZ government has been talking about getting freight off the country’s roads and onto alternative modes such as sea and particularly rail, but while rail freight has its place, it also has its limitations.

An Australasian food first for blockchain adoption

Four-year-old Auckland business Olivia Premium Food is reportedly the first small to medium enterprise in Australasia to adopt blockchain in food traceability.

Foodstuffs North Island transforms logistics management with JDA

New Zealand’s largest retail grocery organisation has adopted the JDA Transportation Management solution to improve operational efficiencies and drive industry best practices.

Transport industry determined to tackle road safety with technology

A report released in June by GPS tracking provider Teletrac Navman shows that members of the road transport industry are taking driver safety very seriously – and there is a thirst for developing driver safety technologies over other emerging business technologies.