Archive for October, 2008

US Pushes Developing Transport Fuel From Waste

Researchers at Purdue University are proposing a new “flexible” approach to producing alternative fuels from municipal solid wastes, agricultural wastes, forest residues and sewage …

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Motorway Tunnel Cost Goes Up In Smoke

Pollution treatment equipment for vehicle fumes pumped from motorway tunnels through Waterview in Aucakland could be added to the project pushing up the cost …

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Cheap Diesel If Govt Supports Lignite Mining

Solid Energy is turning up the heat on the Govt to give the green light to exploit the vast Southland-Otago lignite reserves claiming it …

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Infrastructure Gets Its Place In The Political Sun

As the battle for the hearts and minds of voters continues to heat up as the election draws closer, infrastructure spending is looming as …

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Forklift Cargo Scanner Boosts Security Efficiency

US company FreightScan, LLC, a leader in the development and deployment of innovative technology for the freight and logistics industry, has developed the world’s …

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Shelve Waterview Motorway – Build Better PT

The Green Party is pushing for any future Govt to shelve the $1.9bn Waterview motorway tunnel and instead divert the money to expanding the …

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Oil Shock Will Require Drastic Transport Changes

Drastic steps will be needed to curb NZ oil consumption in the coming years primarily in the transport sector if the country is to …

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No Time For Complacency Over Falling Oil Prices

It is very easy to get lulled into a false sense of security with oil prices apparently in free fall at present. The price …

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Survey Highlights Potential For SC Improvements

Improved collaboration and integration between third party logistics providers (3PLs) and their customers can lead to supply chain (SC) improvements in several key areas, …

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Group Calls For More Infrastructure Investment

More pressure is coming on any incoming Govt to boost investment in transport infrastructure with the release of World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness …

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Cities’ Spat Threatens Transmission Gully

The shortcomings of the mish-mash of funding sources for Transmission Gully Motorway has been exposed again with a rift between Wellington and Porirua City …

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Time To Give Consultants The Big Heave Ho

We all know bringing large and expensive transport projects to fruition is an increasingly costly exercise. While most of the cost escalation is blamed …

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Self-Confident China Still Invests In Infrastructure

While much of the developed world is mired in financial crises, China’s quest to become a first world country is continuing unabated with transport …

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More Funds For Rail Network And Operations

The Govt will inject another $121m into the rail network as it seeks to revive the railways after decades of neglect. The money, to …

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Credit Squeeze Tipped To Hit Big Projects

As was predicted in last week’s Transport and Logistics, leading economist Alex Sundakov says it will be much harder for NZ to bankroll big …

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Budget Deficits Could Put Spotlight On Transport

The sudden deterioration in the Govt’s financial position from surplus to multi billion dollar deficit will test the Govt’s resolve to maintain its spending …

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Full Steam Ahead For Port Company Developers

Major container port operators DP World, APM Terminals and Hutchison Port Holdings appear committed to looking beyond the current global economic uncertainty and continuing …

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South Port Keen On Rationalisation

South Port NZ Ltd Chairman, John Harrington, is renewing his call for rationalisation of the port sector. However, unlike some other port company chiefs, …

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Air NZ Revises Services Again To Trim Costs

Air NZ is continuing to take the knife to its services and capacity as it attempts to ward off the ills caused by the …

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Has The Credit Crunch Killed Off The PPP Dream?

A week is said to be a long time and politics and it could equally be said a week is a long time in …

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