Thursday, December 7, 2023


Napier rail link back on track

Napier rail link back on track

BusinessDeskSep 18, 2023
Vital corridor reopens seven months after being knocked out by Cyclone Gabrielle.

Port of Tauranga profits tick higher

Farmers WeeklyAug 28, 2023
Tentative return to normality in first half disrupted by North Island’s weather extremes.

Global port operator dips toe in NZ 

BusinessDeskAug 7, 2023
DP World mum on plans as it registers entity in country.

Honey exporter stuck in sticky situation

Richard RennieJun 29, 2023
‘Broken-down piece of crap’ ship has $150,000 of his honey on board.

A shipping port in Shanghai

Fonterra grappling with delays in China

BusinessDeskApr 29, 2022
Shanghai's port is operating around the clock to minimise disruptions Fonterra is grappling with the suspension of refrigerated container services and transportation disruptions, as China tries to stamp out the latest covid-19 outbreak – but the Kiwi dairy giant is still managing to get product into the world’s most populous nation.
Cranes sitting on a dock in the background of shipping containers

Supply chain logistics disruptions continue

Neal WallaceApr 28, 2022
An anticipated return to normal global supply chains looks unlikely in the near-term due to port congestion in Europe from uncleared containers caught up in trade sanctions against Russia.
Cloud putting links into food chain

Cloud putting links into food chain

Richard RennieApr 21, 2022
Agritech has undergone a monumental shift to cloud computing in the past five years, in part thanks to the sheer digital horsepower of the 200-plus services from the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Elizabeth Fastiggi is AWS’s head of global business development for agriculture, and will visit New Zealand for the 2035 Oceania agritech summit in October. She spoke with Richard Rennie.
Summit explores future freight options

Summit explores future freight options

Annette ScottApr 21, 2022
South Island freight movement is under the microscope with the volume of freight carried projected to more than double in the next 40 years.

Kotahi finds bright spot in freight pile up

Richard RennieApr 20, 2022
While easing somewhat, global supply chain issues have not disappeared and fuel costs are also adding to the shipping bill for exporters.
Covid and supply chain issues slow processing

Covid and supply chain issues slow processing

Neal WallaceApr 19, 2022
The meat processing season could be prolonged by up to 12 weeks by covid infections, supply chain disruptions and the dry weather in the south.

Supply chain remains problematic

Annette ScottMar 4, 2022
Meat processors are juggling a host of issues as they urge farmers to plan for further covid-induced supply chain disruptions and a longer kill season.

Shipping delays to stick around for 2022

Neal WallaceFeb 24, 2022
Global shipping delays are unlikely to improve this year.

Speed limit cuts will drive up prices

Colin WilliscroftFeb 11, 2022
Cutting the speed limit on state highways around the country to address the number of road fatalities is only a short-term solution that fails to address the real problems and will lead to higher prices for consumers, Federated Farmers transport spokesperson Karen Williams says.

Meat industry planning for Omicron

Neal WallaceJan 25, 2022
Silver Fern Farms is preparing for the imminent arrival of the covid Omicron variant, but says it is business as usual.

Good weather favours processors

Farmers WeeklyJan 14, 2022
A largely favourable summer is enabling meat companies to cope with stock flows.
A satellite image of Manukau Harbour.

‘Pick winners’ to float coastal shipping

BusinessDeskJan 12, 2022
A major freight company says plans to kickstart coastal shipping will be dead in the water unless the Government backs commercial winners, rather than “taking shortcuts” in the form of taxpayer subsidised sailings.
Processing lamb and a meat works

Meat processors juggle throughput

Neal WallaceDec 3, 2021
Farmers are waiting up to three weeks for space to get stock killed as meat companies juggle throughput, labour shortages and access to shipping containers.
Headshot of Alliance chief executive David Surveyor.

Alliance’s shipping woes continue

Neal WallaceOct 19, 2021
Alliance Group chief executive Surveyor says disrupted supply chains are the norm and last season Alliance struggled to…