Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns welcomes the government's review of the upper North Island logistic and freight systems but says there isn't enough demand to justify moving Ports of Auckland to Northport . . . .
The growth in tonnage volumes being freighted through New Zealand's major sea and inland ports — combined with greater operational efficiencies initiated by logistics firms, importers and manufacturers — is creating new opportunities for the country's regional industrial property markets reports the NZHerald.
Software upgrades and crew training are under way as Dunedin's new dredge prepares to begin its work. Takutai, Port Otago's $8million backhoe dredge, was in the harbour channel yesterday as it was prepared for work expected to begin next month.
For reefers, the secure and sustainable use of energy is a crucial factor. Without energy the engines cannot run and the fruit will rot, so shipping lines need to rigorously check the supply of power to the containers which circulate fruit around the world on ships.
NZ is a world leader in the use of the toxic gas methyl bromide. Methyl bromide, an ozone depleting toxic gas harmful to humans, is banned in many countries but New Zealand is using more than ever. In part one of a three-part investigation, Tony Wall speaks to people who've faced pressure to keep quiet about the issue.