News: Transport fortunes rose and fell in 2016 rich list 

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The National Business Review is announcing it’s rich list index for the 30th consecutive year, with some new faces popping up amongst those whose wealth comes from transport, logistics, construction, and agriculture.

While some people have seen their wealth grow, or remain unchanged from 2015, others have also seen their net worth plummet as dictated by the fortunes of global trading and the share market.

New to the list in 2016 is Armacup Shipping managing director Mark Ching, with $95 million. The company operates three specialist car and truck carrying vessels which operate around the globe, shipping new and used vehicles in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, Europe, Canada and the South Pacific. Continue reading “Transport fortunes rose and fell in 2016 rich list ” »

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News: Japan rolls out driverless vehicle for grocery delivery

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Japan is set to be the first country to use self-driving cars for the delivery of goods purchased online.

The ‘on-demand service delivery’ from a second-party source, a joint effort between delivery company Yamato Transport and information technology company DeNA, will be tested on the road as early as March next year for the duration of a year.

The service is called ‘Roboneko’ or robot cat, which is a reference to the company’s black cat logo. Continue reading “Japan rolls out driverless vehicle for grocery delivery” »

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News: Big Beams road tripping to Wellington

ResizedImageWzYwMCw0NTBd-20160728-bridge-beamAccompanied by pilot vehicles more than 14 reinforced concrete bridge beams will be making the overnight journey by truck from Auckland to Wellington over the coming weeks.

The first beams have arrived at the State Highway 2/State Highway 58 Haywards interchange project site.

NZTA highway manager Neil Walker, says the Agency’s operations centres will be in regular contact with the truck driver, to ensure minimal disruption to other road users during the beam delivery. Continue reading “Big Beams road tripping to Wellington” »

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News: U.S research shows clean diesel benefits

dd15-photo-medNew technical market research compiled by The Martec Group for the Diesel Technology Forum indicates that the four million cleaner heavy-duty diesel engines introduced from 2007 to 2015 resulted in majorly improved air quality and fuel efficiency.

The Martec Group says introducing four million cleaner heavy-duty diesel vehicle from 2007 through 2015 saved U.S. consumers: 29 million tonnes of CO2, 7.5 million tonnes of NOx, 218,000 tonnes of Particulate Matter (PM), 2.9 billion gallons of diesel, and 69 million barrels of crude oil.

“The reductions from the 2007 and newer trucks on the road today are equivalent to removing the CO2 emissions from 6.1 million light-duty cars from the road for one year, and removing the NOx emissions from all light-duty cars for two years, says Diesel Technology Forum Director Allen Schaeffer. Continue reading “U.S research shows clean diesel benefits” »

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News: Mercedes-Benz gazumps competition with full electric heavy truck

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Mercedes today stunned the heavy trucking world by presenting its Urban eTruck in Stuttgart, as the first fully electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes.

“In light distribution trucks, our Fuso Canter E-Cell has already been undergoing intensive customer trials since 2014. And with the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck, we are now electrifying the heavy distribution segment, up to 26 tonnes.

“We intend to establish electric driving as systematically as autonomous and connected driving,” says Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, responsible for Daimler trucks and buses. Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz gazumps competition with full electric heavy truck” »

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News: New direction for transport research

Craig FossThe release of the Transport domain plan and research strategy will help both government and the transport sector to better understand and meet significant challenges ahead says associate transport minister Craig Foss.

Foss launched the two complementary documents during a Parliamentary event yesterday.

“Each year, central and local government invest more than $5 billion in developing, operating and maintaining our transport system. This investment relies on a foundation of high quality information,” he says. Continue reading “New direction for transport research” »

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News: Winter road conditions crowdsourcing tool

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The NZ Transport Agency is encouraging travellers through much of Canterbury and Queenstown Lakes to become on the spot reporters by crowdsourcing travel information this winter.

The objective is to help keep the highways safer and better inform people about possible road hazards and conditions. The trial runs between July and the end of September.
This information will be used by the agency’s winter road report trial and road conditions tool that integrates locally-supplied information with its existing traffic and travel web information on road conditions, area warnings, snow, ice, road closures and delays. Continue reading “Winter road conditions crowdsourcing tool” »

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News: Moving to Cat, not looking back

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Brisbane transport company owner Geoff Bannerman says he moved to Cat Trucks because the downtime from a competitor brand was taking far too for his liking. Continue reading “Moving to Cat, not looking back” »

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