Archive for October, 2009

NZ Rail Strategy: KiwiRail’s Business Plan Probed By Experts

The national railway is in discussions with officials from the Treasury, independent consultants and the Ministry of Transport as it prepares its long-term strategy …

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NZ Rail Sector: KiwiRail making inroads into infrastructure deficit

KiwiRail is continuing to make good progress into reducing the infrastructure deficit caused by decades of under funding of the rail network but it …

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NZ Shipping Sector: Shipping report highlights ship-road freight divide

NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is distancing itself from the recently released report it commissioned into freight transport which claims road transport is receiving an …

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NZ Road Transport Funding: $1.5bn annual subsidy to road transport – report

A major report commissioned by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has found the commercial road transport sector is effectively receiving an annual subsidy of …

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NZ Port Consolidation: POA, Tauranga could reap savings from merger

Morningstar’s research unit, AspectHuntley says Port of Tauranga is better placed than its Auckland rival to scale up for bigger ships with lower capital …

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NZ Port Sector – POA, Tauranga Could Reap Savings From Merger

Morningstar’s research unit, AspectHuntley says Port of Tauranga is better placed than its Auckland rival to scale up for bigger ships with lower capital …

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NZ Ports Sector: POA Freight Volumes Benefit From New Trend

Trans-shipments of containers routed through Auckland rose 8% in the third quarter from a year earlier, evidence of the trend for shipping lines to …

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NZ Public Transport: Snapper Dangles Offer Of Big Ticketing Savings

Auckland is being offered a $70m saving against budget in the cost of developing an integrated ticketing system for public transport, one of …

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NZ Freight Sector: POA Freight Volumes Benefit From New Trend

Trans-shipments of containers routed through Auckland rose 8% in the third quarter from a year earlier, evidence of the trend for shipping lines to …

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Otago Port Dispute: Causing Costly Delays For Transport Companies

Truck companies are urging Port Otago management and workers to settle an industrial dispute over new staffing levels, because the dispute is causing delays …

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Australasian Courier Rationalisation: NZ Post helps shake up Aust courier market

NZ Post’s foray into the Aust express courier parcel market via its joint venture with DHL has started. Parcel Direct is made up of …

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KiwiRail Structure: KiwiRail Boss says rail needs to be future-proof

KiwiRail has taken a pasting in the past few months. The new infrastructure unit within the Treasury concludes it may never make a dollar …

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NZ Rail Strategy: Metro rail, routine maintenance to be contestable

KiwiRail will be the owner of metro rolling stock in Auckland and Wellington, and be the gatekeeper for track access under changes to the …

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KiwiRail to be weaned off subsidies

A radical downsizing of KiwiRail’s operations is looming, with the Govt’s determination to wean the national railway off its $90m-a-year subsidy while preserving its …

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Auckland Raod Policy: Politician gets all worked up over holiday highway

The war of words over roading projects in the north of the North Island is heating up with the Northland Regional Transport Committee chairman …

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NZ Truck Weights: Move to heavier trucks will hurt – Greens

The Green Party claims more road wear and more accidents are likely if the Govt goes ahead with plans to allow 53 tonne trucks …

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NZ Rail Funding: KiwiRail to be weaned off subsidies

A radical downsizing of KiwiRail’s operations is looming, with the Govt’s determination to wean the national railway off its $90m-a-year subsidy while preserving its …

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