Archive for November, 2010

Infrastructure: Waterview – Fletcher v Fulton Hogan/Leighton

Construction of the Waterview connection comes down to local heavyweight Fletcher Building against partners Fulton Hogan and Leighton Contractors, part of Australia’s biggest project …

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NZ Rail Sector: KiwiRail, Union At Odds On Wagon Building

A row has broken out between railway workshop workers and KiwiRail over who should build 300 new container wagons for the rail company as …

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Customs: ePassports, SmartGate Numbers Still Rising

The recently introduced SmartGate automated passenger clearance system has just passed its 500,000th passenger in NZ. SmartGate is installed at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch …

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Air Freight: Air NZ Dodges Probe On Cartel Behaviour

Air NZ escaped censure from the European Commission, which imposed fines totalling 800m euros on 11 airlines for operating as a cartel. Qantas was …

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Log Exports: Logs Help Boost Eastland Group Profit

Eastland Group, which owns and operates the Gisborne port, has reported a 15% rise in profit for the six months to September 30 2010 …

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Rail: KiwiRail Needs New Rolling Stock Soon

KiwiRail CEO Jim Quinn says freight growth forecasts indicate KiwiRail will need to introduce another 30 new locomotives, 535 new heavy rated container flat …

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Port Reform: Debate Before Compulsion

Recently elected Bay of Plenty regional councillor Doug Owens says NZ can’t afford not to have a debate on the future of the country’s …

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Auckland Transport: Who Would Pay For Auckland CBD Rail Loop?

New Auckland super city mayor Len Brown may be keen on a CBD railway loop to complete the already announced major upgrades to the …

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Logistics: Fonterra Revs Up Robotic Forklifts

Fonterra has marked a major milestone in ongoing efforts to enhance its supply chain efficiency by declaring the robotic forklift commercially operational. Fonterra has …

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Coal Exports: South Port Could Be Lignite Transport Option

Southland and South Otago’s 6bn tonne lignite resource, and more importantly its future potential uses, is being closely watched by South Port. If, among …

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