Archive for February, 2010

Dairy Exports: Fonterra Warms To KiwiRail For Milk Movements

Fonterra and KiwiRail are yet to hold formal talks on any serious expansion of rail freight from its South Island plants but the potential …

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NZ Roads: Rating system could lead to speed limit changes

Transit times for road freight could potentially increase if a safety star system for the country’s state highways is adopted. The rating system could …

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Port Sector: South Port upbeat after first half volumes down

Cargo volumes at South Port fell 8% to 984,000 tonnes in the first half, contributing to a 24% drop in profit to $1.7m, reflecting …

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Port Reform: Auck-Tauranga Alliance Could Be 3-5 Years Away

Don’t expect any movement on consolidation of North Island ports this year. Any discussions involving Ports of Auckland will have to wait until after …

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Rail Reform: 2010 Priorities Include Tough Decisions On KiwiRail

Funding options for KiwiRail are among Transport Minister Steven Joyce’s top four priorities for 2010. He says “the Crown’s going to have to put …

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Infrastructure Funding: PPP promoters advocate new funding structure

Promoters of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to help fund roading projects in NZ are back on the offensive saying failed PPP transport projects in Aust …

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NZ Port Sector: Port rationalisation ‘still inevitable’

Port of Tauranga CEO Mark Cairns says losses by container shipping lines ran to about $US20bn in the past 12 months, leaving “a fair …

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NZ Aviation Sector: Air Asia X could fly to Garden City

Christchurch International airport (CIAL) appears to have stolen a march over Auckland International Airport by snaring a new air service which could link the …

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NZ Roads: Motorway extension step closer to opening

Construction of the controversial SH1 motorway extension between Puhoi and Wellsford dubbed by some “The Holiday Highway” is a step closer to starting with …

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Port Sector: Govt Needs To Drop Hands-Off Approach To Ports

Mainfreight MDr Don Braid says reform of the port sector and putting KiwiRail on a strong economic footing are the two biggest transport issues …

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Air New Zealand: Air NZ fly into calmer air as passengers increase

Air NZ is winning the battle over falling demand, managing to slow the decline in passenger numbers in November, amid signs of rising demand …

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NZ Transport Cost: Brace for higher fuel costs as crude heads north

Surging demand for crude oil is likely to increase costs for all transportation modes in 2010. China is poised to lift oil imports 15% …

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