News: A no compromise marriage of equals drives intelligence

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A no compromise picCoretex is a new name in the New Zealand transport industry as the company was formed in October 2015 as a result of the merger of International Telematics Holdings Limited and Imarda Ltd, creating New Zealand’s biggest fleet management technology company.

According to Coretex chief executive officer Selwyn Pellett, the beliefs and vision held at the beginning of the merger between Imarda and International Telematics have not only proven to be true post-merger, but are delivering on all commitments made by the parties.

“The strategic merger is designed to build a stronger business with greater industry capabilities, market access and focus, global reach, and a product portfolio that will deliver more value to customers and channel partners”, says Pellet. Continue reading “A no compromise marriage of equals drives intelligence” »

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News: Work starting on new Manukau Bus Station

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Construction of the new Manukau Bus Station in Auckland has begun with the turning of the first sod by transport minister Simon Bridges.

The $26 million project will deliver a 23-bay station next to the existing Manukau Train Station, connecting bus and train services.

When complete, the two stations will see trains and buses running every 15 minutes from 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. Continue reading “Work starting on new Manukau Bus Station” »

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News: FleetPartners targeting all spectrum of business with EROAD

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Fleetpartners Paul Verhoeven PICFleetPartners will be targeting all of its commercial leasing and management business, not just the heavy transport sector, with its new EROAD partnership, says NZ managing director Paul Verhoeven.

Verhoeven says FleetPartners saw the opportunity to assist with compliance across the board for its customers, rather than just one market segment, such as heavy transport, and says it dovetails nicely with the legislation becoming operative on April 4.

“It’s simply about keeping drivers safe, and making them more self-aware of their abilities and behaviours behind the wheel by implementing the EROAD system,” he says. Continue reading “FleetPartners targeting all spectrum of business with EROAD” »

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News: NZTA considers phasing out tow-eye coupling systems

201410-freight-tow-largeTransport firms are reminded by the Transport Agency to check their tow-eye coupling systems thoroughly, following recent incidents where the trailer has separated from the vehicle after the bolt-in tow eye system failed.

Given the significant safety risk posed by tow-eye coupling systems failing of late, the NZTA says it is investigating the use of these and may consider phasing them out.

According to NZTA if the tow-eye has not been correctly installed or maintained it can become worn, causing it to pull out of the drawbar. Continue reading “NZTA considers phasing out tow-eye coupling systems” »

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News: Rabobank Report: Mixed fortunes for agriculture in 2016

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New Zealand’s agricultural sector is looking at different prospects in 2016, with dairy facing another challenging year but most other sectors expected to perform well says a new industry report.

Wool, wine, and beef producers look set for a good year, but not so much for lamb producers with prices affected by excess supply for the current demand.

The Rabobank Agribusiness Outlook reports currency, financial volatility, the Chinese economy, climate and oil prices were all swing factors which had the potential to impact the prospects for local agriculture in 2016 Continue reading “Rabobank Report: Mixed fortunes for agriculture in 2016” »

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News: Diesel 63 cents a litre at Gull Atiamuri

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Gull dropped fuel prices this morning by three cents a litre at all its company controlled outlets.

“Looking at the prices the oil companies have set, in neighbourhoods where Gull isn’t available, they have an average range of $1.769 to $1.799 for regular petrol and 92.9 to 95.9 cents per litre for diesel,” says Gull general manager Dave Bodger.

“This differs from our average by a minimum of 15 cents per litre for regular and 14 cents per litre for diesel,” says Bodger. Continue reading “Diesel 63 cents a litre at Gull Atiamuri” »

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News: Chamber head says Port serious about maintaining status

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The latest decision by Ports of Auckland (POAL) to establish a Waikato inland port shows it is serious about keeping its’s hard-won status as the most efficient port in Australasia says the head of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber head Micheal Barnett says establishing an inland port in Hamilton, allows POAL to give upper North Island businesses a greater choice of moving exports and imports around New Zealand and offshore.

“Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce members and other companies in the Waikato will primarily benefit,” says Barnett. Continue reading “Chamber head says Port serious about maintaining status” »

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News: South Port sees more than 50% interim net profit increase

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South Port New Zealand reports its interim net profit improved 53.8% to $5.06 million, in the six months to 31 December 2015, compared with $3.29 million in the corresponding period last year.

The Bluff-based company experienced an unexpected 2% lift in tonnage, despite budgeting for reduced volumes as suggested by customers from the slow-down in the Chinese economy and lower international agriculture prices.

“Total cargo volumes rose 33,000 tonnes or 2%, to 1,512,000 tonnes, compared with 1,479,000 tonnes in the prior corresponding period,” says South Port chief executive Mark O’Connor. Continue reading “South Port sees more than 50% interim net profit increase” »

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