Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Transport


Shipping rates soar amid disruptions

Shipping rates soar amid disruptions

Neal WallaceJan 15, 2024
Fears that ocean traffic could be disrupted for next few months.

Ute tax gets the axe

Federated FarmersJan 11, 2024
Removing the Ute Tax was a key election promise from National, and the new legislation was passed in late December.

Guaranteed to drive you round the bend 

Alan EmersonJan 9, 2024
Alan Emerson fires up his imagination to find out how government agencies are going to counter coalition plans.

New Ashburton bridge tops Canterbury priority list

Annette ScottDec 1, 2023
Plan sees doubling of investment in transport system over next decade.


‘Video game’ app tests driver fatigue

‘Video game’ app tests driver fatigue

Neal WallaceNov 2, 2023
Trucking firms are trialling an app designed to measure alertness in drivers.
EVs pass halfway mark in NZ’s total new sales and used imports

EVs pass halfway mark in NZ’s total new sales and used imports

Farmers WeeklyOct 13, 2023
Clean Car Discount hailed as successful by prime minister.
EV charging network powers up

EV charging network powers up

Farmers WeeklyOct 2, 2023
Govt co-funds 100 new chargers on 19 popular routes with many set to be ready by Christmas.
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Transport plans will hit funding crunch, Treasury says

BusinessDeskSep 13, 2023
Investment pipeline is larger than agencies and the market have capacity to deliver, Treasury says.
Jaiden Drought takes driver’s seat at TAMA

Jaiden Drought takes driver’s seat at TAMA

Farmers WeeklySep 12, 2023
John Deere territory manager to steer farm machinery body.
Petrol tax hikes to fund transport spending in govt plan

Petrol tax hikes to fund transport spending in govt plan

BusinessDeskAug 17, 2023
Fourteen strategic projects to be paid for out of two 2-cent increases, with annual 4c increases to follow.
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Global port operator dips toe in NZ 

BusinessDeskAug 7, 2023
DP World mum on plans as it registers entity in country.
Highway repairs get $567m boost 

Highway repairs get $567m boost 

Farmers WeeklyAug 1, 2023
Greater resilience in face of climate change is the goal.
National unveils $24bn transport plan

National unveils $24bn transport plan

BusinessDeskJul 31, 2023
Critics jump on it as ‘woefully underestimating’ true cost of package.
E-tanker trial registers positives and negatives 

E-tanker trial registers positives and negatives 

Gerald PiddockJun 9, 2023
E-tanker trial registers positives and negatives.
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Forestry contractors ‘at breaking point’ seek minister’s ear

Gerald PiddockJun 8, 2023
Industry pressures, cyclone leave many in dire financial position.
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Tears and relief as re-opened SH 2 is blessed

Guest writerMay 16, 2023
May 13 marked the first time since February that Wairoa could connect with Putorino – exactly three months since the communities had been cut off.
Waikare Gorge 2 wairoa 8 May 3

SH 2 to reopen after work on 100 cyclone sites

Farmers WeeklyMay 10, 2023
Section between Wairoa and Napier in use again from Sunday.
Government gives clean-car discount a $100m boost

Government gives clean-car discount a $100m boost

BusinessDeskMay 2, 2023
Transport minister also announces hikes to fees paid on higher-emitting vehicles.
Peninsula hangs on a tar seal thread

Peninsula hangs on a tar seal thread

Richard RennieMar 17, 2023
Peninsula hangs on a tar seal thread after floods shrink route options.
NZTA on a road to nowhere with its speed mania

NZTA on a road to nowhere with its speed mania

Alan EmersonMar 16, 2023
NZTA is reducing speed limits arrogantly and at whim – one obvious way to improve road safety would be to improve roads.
Trucking firms seek post-cyclone support

Trucking firms seek post-cyclone support

Craig PageFeb 23, 2023
Companies lose livelihoods as floods and slips close roads.
Napier Port back in business for cargo

Napier Port back in business for cargo

Craig PageFeb 22, 2023
Long-term effects of storms will hit fruit and veg shipping volumes.
Cyclone Gabrielle starts to rattle supply chains

Cyclone Gabrielle starts to rattle supply chains

Neal WallaceFeb 14, 2023
Meat and milk collections and processing affected by cyclone’s knock-on effects.
Govt extends price cuts on public transport, fuel 

Govt extends price cuts on public transport, fuel 

BusinessDeskFeb 1, 2023
Savings on average tank of petrol of an estimated $17
Ag drivers, motorists urged to play nice during harvest season

Ag drivers, motorists urged to play nice during harvest season

Farmers WeeklyJan 31, 2023
Federated Farmers has asked for care and understanding as agricultural machines hit the road.
UBCO chases 50% increase in capital

UBCO chases 50% increase in capital

Hugh StringlemanJan 25, 2023
Company eyes sales of 8000 electric work and outdoor recreational bikes next year.
Still no plain sailing for NZ exporters

Still no plain sailing for NZ exporters

BusinessDeskJan 18, 2023
Downunder shipping costs slow to follow global easing.
Bring some speed to fixing rural roads

Bring some speed to fixing rural roads

Alan EmersonNov 10, 2022
The NZTA needs to do a lot more in the provinces, says Alan Emerson.
Driving farm machinery firm for 50 years

Driving farm machinery firm for 50 years

Farmers WeeklyOct 31, 2022
TAMA President’s Award recognises service to the industry
Firms roll out robust EV charging support

Firms roll out robust EV charging support

Farmers WeeklyOct 10, 2022
Rise of commercial, agri electronic vehicles sparks demand
Stock-trucks-and-puddle

MPI takes aim at livestock trucking regs

BusinessDeskOct 7, 2022
Director of animal health and welfare says 1993 standard needs updating.
UBCO seeks more money to accelerate

UBCO seeks more money to accelerate

Hugh StringlemanAug 9, 2022
Electric bike company opens the throttle in the US.
UBCO’s electric bike hits global trail

UBCO’s electric bike hits global trail

Richard RennieJul 21, 2022
NZ’s all-electric motorbike scoops order for 1500 in US market.
Drivers getting in to the cabs of their trucks lined up in a row.

A vocation worth promoting

Neal WallaceMay 16, 2022
The head of one of the country’s largest transport groups is urging the education system to promote vocational…
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.
Full stock trucks lined up on a Feilding street with cars driving between the two rows.

Carriers feeling the heat

Colin WilliscroftApr 14, 2022
Livestock carriers are coming under increasing financial pressure and some in the industry say unless changes are made to help alleviate that, more transport companies will be forced to follow the example of Wairarapa-based Pinfolds, which recently announced it was shutting its doors after 102 years of business.
Nick Leggett

Work under way to to safeguard transport operators

Work is about to step up on a charter that aims to safeguard transport operators in the livestock movement chain by recognising that there are instances where responsibilities are falling unfairly on trucking companies.
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Race to beat ute tax

Neal WallaceMar 30, 2022
Attempts to beat the ute tax, which came into force on April 1, have been hampered by supply issues delays.
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RUC reduction brings no relief for farm machinery users

Gerald PiddockMar 24, 2022
THE Government’s decision to cut road user charges (RUC) by 36% for three months is cold comfort for contractors and farmers using off-road vehicles that will not qualify for the exemption, Federated Farmers says.
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Shipping delays to stick around for 2022

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