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Smart companies today recognise competition is increasingly between supply chains rather than products. This is why the “inside information” in NZ Transport Intelligence Business Alert is so important to your bottom line.

We’ll bring you the latest news from key sectors in the industry throughout New Zealand – and key developments from around the world, which have an impact on your business.

We won’t just tell you what is happening – we’ll also get behind the key stories and explain why – and what the implications are for you.

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We will keep you informed about the latest news with inside information and opinion you won’t find anywhere else.

trucking-industry1.pngarrow.gif Government Transport Policy We provide insights into the latest policies and legislative changes.

arrow.gif Auckland Congestion The Govt has finally come to the party and promised funding for Auckland’s CBD Rail Loop, but it also says it won’t supply any funding until 2020 – is it too late? Meanwhile motorway construction is taking place at a rapid rate. Keep up to date on ho Auckland’s ever worsening congestion problems are being dealt with by the city and Govt agencies.

shipping2.pngarrow.gif Earthquake disruptions Port of Lyttelton has its hands full rebuilding after the two earthquakes and has no time to ponder an alliance with its Otago counterpart any time soon. The quakes have meant the government is forced to look across its spending plans for major infrastructure projects and tweak where needed to ensure Christchurch gets the funding it needs. Keep informed about how the rebuild of Christchurch is playing out and what it could mean for you.

arrow.gif New Technology The latest from around the world in land, sea and air transport technology developments.

arrow.gif Road Transport The road transport sector is struggling for profitability, and to retain and recruit new drivers. The light and heavy vehicle fleets have different needs and challenges. Find out how the sector is tackling these issues.

aviation sectorarrow.gif Fuel price Concern about greenhouse gas emissions combined with the soaring price of crude oil has driven changes in international freight movements, such as slow steaming by shipping lines. Unrest in the Middle East, combined with a weak US dollar, are keeping the price of oil and fuel high and eroding profit margins for air, sea and road transport operators. Keep up to date with how the industry is coping with these challenges and what they may mean for the price and availability of cargo services.
Coastal shipping is pushing hard to get greater recognition as an efficient, environmentally friendly means of inter-regional transport. Still, it feels like the forgotten alternative to road transport as far as government policy goes. Get the news and views of leading players in this often overlooked sector of New Zealand’s freight transport industry.

rail.pngarrow.gif KiwiRail
The Govt has made good progress with putting KiwiRail on track to become self-sustaining though the capital investments required mean the railroad will be in the red for some years to come. Early decisions this year include the future of marginal lines. KiwiRail has resurrected its reputation and under CEO Jim Quinn has found support from transport operators who see rail as a key part of their overall network. It has also won back the trust of central government after years of neglect. Keep track of state-owned company that aims to win a larger share of the national freight task.

arrow.gif Regulatory Changes Keep informed about the latest changes to regulations such as Road User Charges, dangerous goods handling and storage.

arrow.gif Global Freight Transport The latest developments in surface and air freight services to and from NZ.

arrow.gif Training Having skilled staff is vitally important. What is on offer at the country’s leading tertiary institutions in the the fields of logistics and supply chain management.

arrow.gif Infrastructure The Government has made the Roads of National Significance a key policy priority. Keep track of the winners and losers as vital road links are improved and some provincial routes remain neglected.

arrow.gif Transport Security With piracy on the rise and terrorist groups planning ever more high-tech attacks, the world is extremely security conscious and this is impacting the global movement of freight. Changes are occurring continuously, affecting the time and cost of moving freight. Get up to date information on these changes and discover what you can do to minimise additional costs and delays.

arrow.gif The green debateThe debate about emissions is going to remain part of the political landscape. Bio fuel, alternative energy and energy efficiency are all of crucial importance to the sector. We follow all the latest developments.


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NZ Transport Intelligence Business Alert is written and edited by The Main Report and Trans Tasman Editors.

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