News: Symposium for food producers and exporters

cow-354428-640AbacusBio will present the second Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium in March 2015, allowing food producers to gain insight into maximise export growth for their companies.

It follows the 2013 symposium and will again be facilitated by international agribusiness academics; Mary Shelman and Prof. Damien P. McLoughlin.

AbacusBio partner Anna Campbell says global and local real-life business case studies are the basis for the symposium. This allows participation of all levels of agribusiness from business leaders, through to those in marketing, finance, logistics, as well as farmers and agribusiness suppliers. Continue reading “Symposium for food producers and exporters” »

News: Closures on SH16 this weekend

20140923-sh16-causewayThe NZ Transport Agency advises that significant closures on Auckland’s Northwestern motorway (State Highway 16) city-bound will take place this weekend, September 27 to 29.

NZTA will close all three city-bound lanes of the motorway for 16 hours between Te Atatu Road and Rosebank Road including the Lincoln Road city-bound on-ramp. The closure will be from 5pm this Saturday to 9am Sunday.

Signposted detour routes will be through busy local roads and the Transport Agency is asking drivers to avoid the area and take alternative routes or leave their car at home and use public transport. Continue reading “Closures on SH16 this weekend” »

News: Special recognition award for Unisys and NZTA

auckland-officeUnisys Corporation and its client, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), have been honoured jointly with a special recognition award at the 2014 Information services group (ISG) Paragon awards for Australia and New Zealand.

The award recognises a twenty-year relationship, including a recent business transformation programme to increase the agency’s flexibility and reduce the cost of its IT infrastructure that included the migration of more than 1.7 billion driver and vehicle records.

“Unisys showed a clear understanding of our business goals and the need to use IT to meet them. They designed and implemented a transformation programme that modernised our existing systems by migrating them onto a Windows platform,” says NZTA chief information officer Craig Soutar. Continue reading “Special recognition award for Unisys and NZTA” »

News: Driver altercation costs transport company $10k

399069-employment-relations-authorityA truck driver who lost his job after a physical altercation with a supervisor has been awarded nearly $10,000.

According to The New Zealand Herald, the Employment Relations Authority says that Graham Milligan was employed by Broadway General Carriers, who supplied long-haul drivers to Freight Lines Limited.

The ERA finding reports that in June 2011 Milligan became upset with a Freight Lines operations supervisor. Continue reading “Driver altercation costs transport company $10k” »

News: Former Foodstuff’s hub to become logistics complex

Foodstuffs-1Foodstuffs’ former South Island distribution hub in Christchurch is set to become a warehouse and distribution complex.

Structural upgrades and architectural offices will be added by the new owners.

The former dry goods distribution hub includes a 17,200 square metre warehouse with a 2300 square metre canopy located on 31,000 square metres of land in the Christchurch suburb of Papanui. Continue reading “Former Foodstuff’s hub to become logistics complex” »

News: Dollar up election

150813-dollarThe dollar is up off the back of the election on Saturday – including against the key currencies for those importing vehicles.

This morning the kiwi rose against the US dollar, Australian dollar, Euro, British pound and the Yen, as markets reopened following the National Party’s win on Saturday – which will see prime minister John Key able to form a government without drawn-out coalition negotiations.

The election result “will go a long way to boost confidence in the business sector, and even consumer confidence, so it’s all a positive, no surprises really it is a real positive for the financial sector,” Martin Rudings, a senior dealer at OMF told BusinessDesk. Continue reading “Dollar up election” »

News: Lyttelton port takeover goes unconditional

Port-of-Lyttelton-Lyttelton-Harbour-CanterburyChristchurch City Holdings, the city council’s investment and infrastructure unit, has declared its takeover of Lyttelton Port Co unconditional after satisfying the last of its requirements.

Port of Lyttelton is the largest entry point for imported vehicles into the South Island and it has struggled in recent months with the storage and logistics of those vehicles as the port undergoes repairs.

The investment and infrastructure unit, was offering $3.95 a share, and a 20 cents per share special dividend for a total of $4.15 to mop up the remaining stock after entering into a lock-up agreement with Port Otago. Continue reading “Lyttelton port takeover goes unconditional” »

News: EROAD improves fleet management with secure data sharing

Share-introduction_screen_NZ_anonymisedEROAD says it is making it easier for truck companies to track vehicles which they have contracted out to other operators.

Transport companies frequently lease vehicles that are temporarily surplus to requirements out to other operators in order to maximise their investment.

EROAD’s new share feature allows companies sharing vehicles to also securely share data. It means large organisations with multiple subsidiaries can view all of the fleets within the group as one, to better manage dispatch, journey planning and other operational tasks. It is also being used by truck leasing companies and industry consultants to manage customer vehicles. Continue reading “EROAD improves fleet management with secure data sharing” »

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