Archive for April, 2008

Call To Integrate Land And Sea Transport

NZ Shipping Federation President and Pacifica Shipping CEO, Rod Grout, has renewed his calls for coastal shipping and the road network to be better …

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Road Building Priority For National

National’s Transport spokesman, Maurice Williamson, says if his party gets into power later this year, roads will be high on its transport agenda. Williamson …

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Back To The Future For National’s Transport Policy

With oil prices at record high levels and signals from oil producing countries prices will likely stay high (they have no incentive to cut …

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Web-Based Consent Process Introduced

An internet-based system for handling roadwork consents developed for Upper Hutt City Council is tipped to reduce the frequency of road works and cut accident …

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ARC Rejects Tolling For Motorway

Auckland Regional Council members have come out against using tolling to pay for the $1.9bn tunnelled motorway through Waterview which casts new doubts over …

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Split Funding Equals Short-Sighted Decisionmaking

At some point in the dark mists of history someone decided it would be a good idea to let Local Govt politicians, who more …

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Ports Of Auckland Focuses On Container Trade

Ports of Auckland is taking steps to cope with booming container trade which is expected to grow more than five-fold to 4.22m TEUs per …

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Reality Check For Ports With Service Consolidation

The recent announcement by Maersk and Hamburg Sud the shipping lines will rationalise their services from NZ to North America highlights yet again the …

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PrimePort Timaru Big Loser In Service Revamp

PrimePort Timaru is likely to lose up to half its trade following a decision by Maersk and Hamburg Sud to combine their container services …

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