Tentative return to normality in first half disrupted by North Island’s weather extremes.
‘Broken-down piece of crap’ ship has $150,000 of his honey on board.
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.
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.
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.
South Island freight movement is under the microscope with the volume of freight carried projected to more than double in the next 40 years.
While easing somewhat, global supply chain issues have not disappeared and fuel costs are also adding to the shipping bill for exporters.
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.
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.
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.
Silver Fern Farms is preparing for the imminent arrival of the covid Omicron variant, but says it is business as usual.
A largely favourable summer is enabling meat companies to cope with stock flows.
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.
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.
Alliance Group chief executive Surveyor says disrupted supply chains are the norm and last season Alliance struggled to…