Archive for July, 2011

Labour procurement muddies transport waters

Buying major equipment for transport projects in NZ could become more complicated under a future Labour Govt. Labour’s pro-NZ Govt procurement policy clearly takes …

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Road toll drop ‘unsustainable’

NZ could be heading for its lowest road toll in at least 60 years with the annual figure on track for less than 300. …

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Trend: Containers bounce back

Container lines are ignoring a drop in freight rates and bringing the highest proportion of the shipping fleet out of mothballs since 2008, when …

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Chch motorway stands up to quakes

Christchurch’s $140m southern motorway extension is on target for completion despite three major earthquakes affecting the city since September last year. Work on the …

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Agriculture driving exemptions being abused?

The Road Transport Forum says the recent prosecution of Waikato-based agricultural contractor John Austin Ltd for 23 of its truck drivers at the wheel …

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Bus operators face up to World Cup challenge

The country’s leading bus and coach operators will converge on the Bay of Islands this weekend for the Bus and Coach Associations annual conference. …

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Global movement: Megaship orders rolling in

The trend towards giant container ships is continuing with Maersk Line ordering another 10 of its 18,000 TEU ships, and NOL Group confirming 10 …

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In brief: The week’s transport highlights

KiwiRail has signed an order for a further 20 DL diesel locomotives from CNR Dalian. Scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2012, …

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Diesel-solar hybrid ship to transport hybrid cars

Toyota has started shipping hybrid cars from Japan using a hybrid ship in an effort to cut costs, pollution and fuel consumption from the …

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Councils, farmers to blame for effluent spills on roads

The trucking industry has come out swinging in the ongoing controversy over effluent spills from stock trucks.
Road Transport Forum CEO Ken Shirley says …

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