Archive for July, 2010

Asset Sales: Queensland rail, ports on the block

John Key’s deferral of state asset sales until his Govt’s second term may prove to be a shrewd move with some $A15bn of infrastructural …

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Airline Sector: Air NZ may see value in Virgin Blue equity

Air NZ may be denying it wants shares in Virgin Blue at the moment, but it is a logical next step in the proposal …

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Aviation Charges: CAA charges may be set to rise

The Civil Aviation Authority is projecting cash reserves from its Aviation Security arm to almost halve over the next three years to $38m as …

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NZ Ports Sector: Global Demand For Timber Keeps Ports Humming

Most NZ ports are chock-a-block with logs awaiting exports, and some may have to gear up increased storage to cope with what some are …

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Bio Fuel: Import restrictions blunting uptake of bio-fuels

Used vehicle import restrictions are being blamed as one of the reasons for the low use of bio-diesel in NZ. South Canterbury arable farmer …

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Air Sector: Airport investments must now provide value

Auckland International Airport’s 24.99% purchase of the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s share of the Queenstown Airport Corporation for $27.7m is likely to be its …

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Rail Freight: Doing Nothing Was Route To KiwiRail Insolvency

Budget papers show KiwiRail was headed for insolvency and receivership if no action was taken by stakeholders to turn the company around. This conclusion …

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Emissions: Coastal shippers say foreigners avoid ETS costs

The Shipping Federation says the Emissions Trading Scheme’s carbon charge impost on coastal shippers is putting NZ’s domestic fleet at a competitive disadvantage compared …

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Road Transport: Trucking customers feel bite of ETS impost

Given their extremely tight margins road transport operators will have no option but to pass on the Emissions Trading Scheme effects on fuel costs …

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Air Safety: CAA Must Improve After Damning Report

The Civil Aviation Authority certifies aviation companies as safe to be in the air so it is disturbing to have a drubbing meted out …

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Interisland Freight: Rail ferry upgrade waste of money

Former Pacifica Shipping head Rod Grout has come out swinging against KiwiRail’s interisland ferry upgrade plan claiming it will cost taxpayers $220m and never …

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Interisland Freight: KiwiRail’s Quinn defends rail ferry plan

KiwiRail CEO Jim Quinn is defending the centrepiece of the SOE’s profitability strategy of focusing on the Auckland – Christchurch rail freight market which …

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