Archive for August, 2009

Tauranga posts profit rise on dairy/log exports

Port of Tauranga, NZ’s largest export port, has boosted its annual profit for 2008/09 to $45.2m, up 7.3% on last year despite a 3.5% …

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Air NZ keeps losses at bay as global industry reels

Air NZ is following rival Qantas in managing to squeeze a profit out of one of the worst downturns faced by the global airline …

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Super-City Auckland To Have New Transport Agency

Responsibility for Auckland’s roading as well as buses, rail and ferries under the Super City will be taken over by the Auckland Transport Agency …

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Minimising NZ’s shipping carbon footprint crucial

Maersk NZ’s MD Julian Bevis is picking maximising the use of the latest developments in environmentally sustainable shipping technology will be crucial to NZ …

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Road User Charges overhaul far from over

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says the exempting of electric vehicles from the Road User Charges regime and six weeks notice of changes in the …

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Customers force speed of change to hub ports

More producers are likely to follow Fonterra’s lead and rationalise the number of ports they use, cutting costs and connecting with more frequent shipping …

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Terminal consolidation causes transport delays

It’s case of one step forward and two steps back for clearing and receiving containers by road from the wharves at Ports of Auckland …

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Listed transport sector re-rated upwards

The NZSX Transport Index, made up of Air NZ, Mainfreight and Freightways, has had a bruising 12 months courtesy of the worst economic downturn …

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Freight costs to rise if emissions target set in stone

The Govt’s target of 10-20% greenhouse gas emissions reductions against 1990 levels by 2020 is a middle ground compared to the ‘40% by 2020′ …

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Braid calls for balanced transport policy

Mainfreight MD Don Braid is continuing to pile pressure on the Govt to make a better fist of developing a truly multi-modal transport policy. …

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Civil Aviation Authority facing budget ‘problems’

The CAA’s 2009-2010 budget amounts to a 20% reduction in forecast revenues and a 7% drop in spending versus 2008-09 and the body sees …

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Transport asset ownership – impediment to markets

The Govt taskforce looking into the development of the nation’s ‘thin’ capital markets sheets home part of the blame to the large amount of …

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