Archive for May, 2010

Freight Costs: Freight Customers Resigned to ETS-Driven Cost Rise

Customers of major freight companies are resigned to the price increases looming on July 1, when the Emissions Trading Scheme kicks in, adding some …

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Shipping: Famous Pacific boosts shipping services

Famous Pacific Shipping, (FPS) is enhancing its intra-Pacific Islands freight connections with the launch of a new regular direct oceanfreight consolidation service to a …

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NZ Rail: Fonterra, Solid Energy Not Keen On raised Rail Costs

Two of KiwiRail’s biggest corporate customers, Fonterra and Solid Energy, say they’re willing to channel more freight through the rail network but bridle at …

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NZ Rail: KiwiRail Wins Govt Commitment To $750 Million

KiwiRail has concrete acknowledgement from the Govt it is part of the nation’s transport future and needs funding support to bring its network up …

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NZ Rail: Call to end interisland rail freight

Former Pacifica Shipping chief Rod Grout says KiwiRail needs to concentrate on moving freight within the North and South Islands rather than try and …

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NZ Road Transport: Red Tape Stops Heavier trucks swamping highways

Transport companies have been allowed to operate heavier and longer trucks as from May 1, but few if any are in a position to …

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NZ Ports: Timaru Port Keeps Container Trade Under Review

PrimePort Timaru is keeping its container trade under review after Fonterra’s decision last August to rail product from its Clandeboye plant, just 30 kms …

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NZ Rail: Big benefits of trains built locally

Pressure is mounting on the Govt to have the fleet of new electric commuter trains, due to be ordered for Auckland, built at railway …

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NZ Ports: Shippers watch Lyttelton, Otago port merger talks

Lyttelton Port’s dominant shareholder Christchurch City Holdings has approved in principle an operational merger with Port Otago in a transaction being eyed by both …

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NZ Air Industry: Air NZ – Virgin Blue Team Up To Take On Qantas

Air NZ and Virgin Blue will have an estimated 56% of air traffic across the Tasman if they’re granted regulator approval to team up. …

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NZ Freight Sector: Auckland-ChCh is key route for Rail growth

KiwiRail CEO Jim Quinn has singled out the Auckland-Christchurch rail corridor as a critical link where the railway has the potential to boost its …

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NZ Exports: Timber Volumes Double On Rail Deal

A deal secured by KiwiRail last year to move timber and pulp direct from the central North Island to CentrePort Wellington by rail has …

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