Archive for November, 2008

Credit Crisis Leads to Better Control on Freight Costs

The global financial crisis will lead to radical changes in the structure of financial controls in the supply chain, with 100% control from transport …

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Cost Blowouts Throws Transport Plan Into Chaos

The fate of some major transport infrastructure projects planned for the greater Christ-church area now hangs in the balance. The problem is the total …

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UK Study Backs ARTA Plans For Public Transport

A new study into UK transport has backed the more centralised transport management model the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) is implementing in Auckland …

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Oil Rollercoaster Tough Ride For Public Transport

Three months ago when oil prices were nudging $US150 a barrel all the talk regarding public transport operators was how they could cope with …

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Automating Dimensional Data Gives Efficiency Gains

Large segments of the global cargo industry still do not have an operational process in place to take advantage of the value-added benefits obtainable …

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Govt Change Necessary – Infratil Boss

Leading transport businessman, Lloyd Morrison, says a change of Govt “was really necessary” after what occurred during the last term of the Labour Govt. …

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Political Rhetoric Backfires Over Expressway

Loose talk by National politicians over the Waikato Expressway appears to be coming back to haunt them already. Waikato’s new regional transport boss, Harry …

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Infrastructure “Bomb” Looms In Rail For Key’s Team

John Key’s administration is a reluctant owner of the nation’s railway but probably wants to preserve a network which ensures dairy products, coal, logs …

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DHL Says Small Gains Equals Big Carbon Savings

DHL has set up a new subsidiary Neutral Services, to improve the efficiency of both DHL’s and its customers’ supply chains. The move could …

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Air NZ Seeks Island Govt Handouts

Air NZ is pushing for the Govts of Tonga and Samoa to help cover the losses on services it provides linking the countries with …

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Heat On Nats Over Auckland Infrastructure

The votes have barely been counted and already Auckland leaders are looking for action over the city’s transport infrastructure. Auckland mayor, John Banks, is …

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National Needs To Avoid Policy Mistakes Of The Past

Talk is cheap and it’s the easiest job in politics to be in Opposition as you don’t have to act on your words. With …

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Perishable Cargoes Set To Grow

World trade in perishable refrigerated (reefer) cargo, the core of NZ’s exports, is forecast to grow to 215m tonnes by 2015. Nearly half the …

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Engineers Add Voice To Infrastructure Spend Plea

Strong infrastructure investment is vital to ensure NZ survives the current economic crisis and emerges stronger and more competitive says the Institution of Professional …

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Lyttelton, Otago Ports Explore Operational Merger

The integration of the South Island’s two largest ports is back on course. Lyttelton Port Company and Port Otago Ltd have signed a Memorandum …

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More Work Needed To Get Ports Ship Shape

News this week of more signs some ports are moving towards co-ordinating operations is welcome but the fragmented and piecemeal nature of the changes …

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