Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 4.2% in May 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This was slightly down from the 5.2% (revised from 4.1%) growth in annual demand recorded in April 2018.
“The Government’s Policy Statement on Transport confirms record investment over the next decade, but with capital investment levels half what they are in Australia, ongoing congestion, housing unaffordability and constrained economic growth will continue,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand.
Efforts to ease the driver shortage in the road transport industry has attracted significant numbers of female students to a Commercial Road Transport Programme being held at Manukau Institute of Technology.
Brake extends deadline for entering Australasian Fleet Safety Awards. · Deadline for entries extended to Friday 29 June 2018. · The award winners will be announced in Auckland on Thursday 11 October 2018
Ara has joined the city’s electric vehicle (EV) movement. A dedicated hub with two BMW i3 and two Hyundai Ioniq opened at the City Campus Christchurch, Madras Street carpark, today for staff and students to use for trips around town.
The potential for upgrading and expanding rail north of Auckland will be investigated, as part of a package of improvements to help Northland’s growth, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones have announced.
UD Trucks has started sales of its flagship heavy duty all-new Quon in New Zealand. The all-new Quon further strengthens the company’s product lineup, responding to detailed customer needs and meeting demand from New Zealand’s booming exports in agriculture, forestry and fisheries and other products.
The Government has been talking about getting freight off the country’s roads and onto alternative sea freight and particularly rail freight. Rail freight has its place and already its biggest customer is the road freight transport industry, but it also has its limitations.