New state-of-the-art navigation system for
Lyttelton Port

The project to deepen, widen and lengthen the harbour’s shipping channel is complete and ready for use, along with a new world-leading navigation system, ensuring Lyttelton is prepared for the future of larger vessels calling at the port.

New fines and penalties introduced by Customs and MPI

Individuals and businesses are now subject to a new range of instant fines and penalties if they are found breaching Customs and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) requirements.

Supply Chain Expo taking shape

The supply chain expo announced in the last issue of FTD magazine, ‘Extending Supply Chain into the Future’, has been locked in for 28 August 2019.

Otahuhu improvements start for City Rail Link

KiwiRail is starting to build a new section of rail line to the third platform at Otahuhu Station in Auckland’s south as part of wider rail infrastructure improvements to prepare the network for the City Rail Link.

Lifesaving Stop the Bleed campaign launched

A campaign to raise public awareness about life-threatening severe bleeding after an accident has been launched by New Zealand healthcare company Pharmaco Emergency Care, and is being supported by the medical director for St John.

Productivity Commission to look at technological change and the future of work

The Productivity Commission is calling for input into its next inquiry which will investigate the impact of technological change on the future of work.

More records amongst a strong year for Eastland Port

Eastland Port achieved an annual tonnage throughput of just under 2.9 million tonnes of cargo in the year to March 2019, slightly down on last year’s record-breaking result, but other major milestones were achieved.

R U OK? Day encourages rail workers to follow that train of thought

Rail employees across Australia and New Zealand have championed a stronger and more supportive industry by asking ‘Are you OK?’ of each other on 11 April, the fifth annual Rail R U OK? Day.

Forward focus – business and technology advancements for freight and fleet

The face of and the way the freight, logistics and fleet management industries operate will need to change dramatically in the coming decades.

Positive for business

Auckland’s continued growth is positive for business, with many Goodman customers extending their property requirements, contributing to the increasing demand for well-located and operationally efficient logistics space.

Crown Equipment putting the customer first

Crown Equipment’s customer-centric philosophy is shaping the way the company develops its products, as well as how it interacts with its current and prospective customers.

New supply chain expo coming in August

With so many innovations being brought to supply chain sectors, an expo is set down for August this year – Extending Supply Chain into the Future.

Companies face real threat from cyber crime – By Dave MacIntyre

For any company that thought it was immune from the cyber attacks that are increasingly sweeping the business world, the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks of 2017 should have been a brutal wake-up call.

When nobody delivers your stuff – By Nigel Parry

High tech and driverless – autonomous vehicles are heading our way!

Scale, flexibility and the need for automation – By Martin Kohl

What will the warehouse of 2030 look like? As technology advances and society changes, consumers are demanding faster and more readily available service.

The Warehouse achieves carbon neutral certification

The Warehouse Group (TWG) is officially carbon neutral through certification, which came into effect on 15 February.

Mainfreight uses Spark’s IoT asset tracking service to locate hazardous containers

Kiwi businesses now have the ability to track valuable assets with Spark’s new Internet of Things (IoT) asset tracking service.

Shane Macbeth – “Putting learnings into practice”

Shane Macbeth left school as soon as he could to take up farming in Taranaki, but ambition, a thirst for learning and an interest in transport has led to his current role as distribution supervisor at Balance Agri-Nutrients at Kapuni. This is his story.