News: Unused off-ramp re-used rather than demolished

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A significant engineering achievement has been taking place for the last few months under Wellington’s urban motorway, as well as the replacement of the central median safety barrier on top of it.

Very few motorists will have noticed the developments going on under the Thorndon Overbridge.

An un-used 300 tonne, two-span off-ramp (initially designed to access Ngaio Gorge from the motorway) will now become part of a new northbound lane running from the Aotea on-ramp to the Ngauranga Interchange. Continue reading “Unused off-ramp re-used rather than demolished” »

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News: Swapping an old state highway for a new one

600-ETA-Alignment-Takes-ShapeThe East Taupo Arterial (ETA) road has been handed over from Taupo District Council to the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), to officially become a part of State Highway 1.

In return, the old state highway through central Taupo has been handed over to the council by NZTA, becoming a local road.

The idea of building a road to bypass Taupo stretches back 60 years, with the project to build the ETA getting official approval in 2003. Construction began in early 2009 and the ETA was opened to traffic in October 2010. Continue reading “Swapping an old state highway for a new one” »

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News: Acquisition won’t affect diesel price at pump

energydropfeaturethumbnail-Edendale-TS-2Z Energy says its planned $785 million purchase of rival Chevron New Zealand’s Caltex-branded network won’t drive up prices at the pump because the target doesn’t have retail price-setting power and the market will remain highly competitive.

The company says it sees no increased market power in truck stops, which it says are in “abundance”.

Z Energy makes the argument in its application to the Commerce Commission for clearance to buy the rival, some of which has been published publically. Continue reading “Acquisition won’t affect diesel price at pump” »

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News: Straddle carrier topples over at Port Chalmers

Port-ChalmersA Worksafe investigation is underway at Port Chalmers after an incident that saw a straddle container carrier topple over on the container wharf yesterday (Wednesday July 1).

The driver of the straddle sustained injuries and was hospitalised. Local fire crew and St Johns Ambulance were quickly on the scene after Port staff immediately responded to the incident.

“Our immediate concerns are with the driver of the straddle and his family,” says Port chief executive Geoff Plunket. “Latest reports from the hospital are positive.” Continue reading “Straddle carrier topples over at Port Chalmers” »

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News: New IMO secretary-general elected

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The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has elected Korean national Lim Ki-Tack as its new secretary-general, replacing Koji Sekimizu.

International transport workers federation (ITF) president Paddy Crumlin says the job of the secretary-general is a profoundly important one.

“We are glad that Mr Lim will bring to to the role his personal experience of the Port of Busan, and the working lives of those who work there – as evidenced by the respect in which he is held by its trade unionists,” says Crumlin. Continue reading “New IMO secretary-general elected” »

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News: iCOS LIVE on global radar

iTransport software supplier iCOS LIVE was part of delegation lead by Auckland City Mayor Len Brown to attend a Tripartite Summit in Los Angeles.

The NZ owned and operated company was chosen for its ‘Innovation in Transport’ approach to business, which was one of the subjects that was discussed at the Summit.

iCOS LIVE chief executive Kathy Ross says she wants the brand of software to become a household name for transport globally. Continue reading “iCOS LIVE on global radar” »

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News: First stage of mandatory ESC in place

fhgdfhThe first step in Electronic Stability Control being mandatory took place yesterday – with most new vehicles now required to have the technology.

As of Wednesday, all new cars, vans, four-wheel drives and goods vehicles imported into New Zealand are required to have ESC.

For the transport industry the rule applies to light vans and utes – but not MD class vehicles. Continue reading “First stage of mandatory ESC in place” »

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News: Smith & Davies buy now receivership sale at Turners

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Turners trucks and machinery have a range of civil machinery available from ex civil contractor Smith and Davies, who are in receivership.

This is an opportunity to buy these assets before they go to auction.

Assets include excavators of all sizes, rollers, wheel loaders, bull dozers, a compactor, a tractor, a dump truck, sweepers and a grader Continue reading “Smith & Davies buy now receivership sale at Turners” »

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