Archive for August, 2010

Shipping Sector: Embrace Bigger Ships Or Become A Backwater

If NZ doesn’t move quickly and prepare at least a couple of ports to accommodate large modern container ships, it risks only having a …

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Infrastructure: Direct Govt Funding Better Than PPPs

The Govt’s move towards public-private partnerships (PPPs) for big infrastructure projects such as new motorways is opposed by opposition parties. Labour’s finance spokesman, David …

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Port Sector: Business Lobby Wants Councils Cast Off From Ports

Forcing local authorities to sell their shares in port companies, improved financial disclosure, contestability in stevedoring and separation of asset ownership from operations are …

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Transport Business: Freightways Results Show Weak Demand

It is testament to a listed company when it can report profit dropped by a third and its shares still rise. Freightways, whose courier …

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E-Tickets: NZTA To Create National Ticketing Standards

Ticketing system providers and other transport organisations have given the green light to the NZ Transport Agency’s development of a set of national standards …

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Coal Exports: Buller Coal Transport Options Still Up In The Air

Port Taranaki hasn’t heard whether Bathurst Resources Ltd, managers of the Buller Coal Project, are likely to barge the high quality coking coals from …

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Ports Sector: Lyttelton-Otago Merger Talks Grind Slowly

There’s been an independent consultant’s report compiled on the proposed operational merger between the Port of Otago and Lyttelton Port Company, and the latter’s …

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Port Sector: Tauranga Eyes Up More Inland Port Sites

Port of Tauranga wants to build more inland ports and is eyeing up possible locations around Hamilton and Manawatu. The port company hopes to …

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NZTA Board Overhaul Complete

The NZ Transport Agency gets a harder commercial edge with the appointment of three new board members from the business community. Patsy Reddy is …

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Road Tolls: Tauranga Has Second Crack At Rod Tolls

Tauranga’s Route K hasn’t been the cracking success envisaged in 2003. Not enough traffic uses the route to generate income which could be applied …

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Logistics Industry: Govt need closer links

The logistics industry, industry bodies and Govt need to forge a strong working relationship in order to overcome the unique challenges facing the sector …

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Truck Industry: Most big truck applications rejected

The NZ Transport Authority has received 302 weight-oriented applications for permits to allow more efficient trucks on specific roads. Of the 59 applications which …

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