Ports of Auckland CEO, Tony Gibson has announced the company’s half-year results:
Our company is in the middle of a major investment programme which will increase capacity, efficiency and returns. This work will give us a solid foundation for a sustainable future, but while construction is underway there is a tangible effect on our business.
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Newscaster: The car shipping line, Scandinavia’s Wallenius Wilhelmsen, is telling the government that the biosecurity rules that are meant to keep the marmorated stink bug pest out of New Zealand are ineffective and inconsistent.
Maersk and other carriers in the industry are working to improve safety and reliability in the Containerized Maritime Supply Chain, by verifying that cargo descriptions match actual contents of the container, and that the contents of the container are correctly stuffed, lashed and secured.
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We looked at a document called “Brave new world? – Container transport in 2043” published by leading international freight transport insurer TT Club, in conjunction with global management consulting firm McKinsey.
Myanmar-based Master Zay Yar Un has won the inaugural International Maritime Organization (IMO) Day of the Seafarer Photo Competition with what has been described as a “bold geometric composition, focusing on the deck of a ship and the blue ocean beneath”.
The fragility of New Zealand’s supply chain has been exposed several times in recent years, for example through the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes which hammered the ports of Lyttelton and CentrePort, and the 2012 Auckland industrial troubles which disrupted operations there and put huge pressure on the Port of Tauranga as a back up.
There is one thing that the freight industry needs to see come from the Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy review which the Government is finally getting underway – a result.
By that, I mean clear recommendations that oblige the Government to take action, in order to give us a way forward for the manner in which the ports, rail and roads in the upper North Island will develop over the next 30 years.
The new Import Health Standard for Vehicles, Machinery and equipment that came into force on September 1 have a focus on Japan given the issues last season with contaminated car carriers.