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Saturday 21 May 2022

Transport & Distribution

Maersk moves into cold store with new Waikato development
18 May 2022   /

Maersk moves into cold store with new Waikato development

The global freight giant is building its first cold storage facility in NZ on the back of strong demand from food exporters and importers.


ComCom concerns over Cold Storage Nelson takeover
16 May 2022   /

ComCom concerns over Cold Storage Nelson takeover

The Commerce Commission has identified concerns around the supply of cold storage in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region in respect of Lineage Logistics’ proposed acquisition of Cold Storage Nelson.


Freightways warns of Omicron costs of up to $7m
10 May 2022   /

Freightways warns of Omicron costs of up to $7m

Freightways says the impact of Omicron on its business could be as much as $7m due to lower volumes and higher operating costs due in part to absent staff.


Move Logistics downgrades FY22 guidance
4 May 2022   /

Move Logistics downgrades FY22 guidance

Transport and logistics specialist Move Logistics Group has downgraded its full year earnings guidance on the back of Covid-19 and economic pressures disrupting trade and its investment plans.


Move Logistics looks for dual listing on ASX
22 Apr 2022  

Move Logistics looks for dual listing on ASX

Transport and logistics specialists Move Logistics Group has applied for dual listing on the ASX, alongside its NZX listing.


MG Marketing’s $22m warehouse, banana ripening project goes solar
21 Apr 2022   /

MG Marketing’s $22m warehouse, banana ripening project goes solar

The fruit and vege co-op will slash 40% from the power bill at its new warehouse and banana ripening facility, and is considering retro-fitting other buildings in its portfolio.


Govt launches supply chain initiative to future-proof NZ from shocks
21 Apr 2022   /

Govt launches supply chain initiative to future-proof NZ from shocks

The government has launched its supply chain consultation document to help future-proof New Zealand against disruption.


ComCom runs rule over Lineage Logistics, Cold Storage Nelson deal
25 Mar 2022   /

ComCom runs rule over Lineage Logistics, Cold Storage Nelson deal

The Commerce Commission is running a rule over competition issues that could arise from the proposed acquisition of Cold Storage Nelson by global giant Lineage Logistics.


Supply chain: Agility needed to counter global shocks, high prices – MOT
24 Mar 2022   /

Supply chain: Agility needed to counter global shocks, high prices – MOT

Disruption is expected to continue into 2023 with pricing to remain high for years.


Govt confirms road user charges cut by 36%
23 Mar 2022  

Govt confirms road user charges cut by 36%

The government will cut road user charges by 36% across all legislated rates from late April to late July 2022.


Watch: The cost of greener shipping
23 Mar 2022   /

Watch: The cost of greener shipping

The cost of greener shipping, from the Financial Times.


Mainfreight suspends Russia operations
9 Mar 2022   /

Mainfreight suspends Russia operations

The company also said today that its Ukraine office was closed as a result of Russia’s invasion of the country two weeks ago.


Freight costs tipped to rise – NRC
9 Mar 2022   /

Freight costs tipped to rise – NRC

National Road Carriers is warning a sharp rise in fuel prices will result in increased freight costs.


Warehouse, logistics absenteeism surges past 40%, manufacturers expected to be next
2 Mar 2022   /

Warehouse, logistics absenteeism surges past 40%, manufacturers expected to be next

The supply chain is being hammered with consumers warned to expect gaps.


Countdown warns of “severely limited” supply chain capacity
1 Mar 2022   /

Countdown warns of “severely limited” supply chain capacity

Essential categories and lines will be prioritised as inbound product capacity at DCs is squeezed by Omicron absenteeism.


Interims: Pāmu profit jumps, Move Logistics dips
22 Feb 2022   /

Interims: Pāmu profit jumps, Move Logistics dips

Pāmu has posted a net profit after tax of $41m for the half-year ended 31 December 2021, up from $8m in 2020 as commodity prices increase across its forestry and farming portfolio.


Big Chill “surge” boosts Freightways H1 profit
21 Feb 2022   /

Big Chill “surge” boosts Freightways H1 profit

The freight carrier, which recently bought Big Chill and ProducePronto, says it is open to complementary acquisition opportunities.


Big Chill adds new $40m Waikato DC
16 Feb 2022   /

Big Chill adds new $40m Waikato DC

Freightways is investing $40m into a new Waikato cold store to meet growing demand for its fresh and frozen logistics business.


Warehouse demand prompts $250m Auckland schemes
10 Feb 2022   /

Warehouse demand prompts $250m Auckland schemes

Logistics providers are tapping into a global shift away by FMCG from a ‘just-in-time’ towards a ‘just-in-case’.


Mainfreight profit rockets 85%, braces for Omicron absenteeism
2 Feb 2022  

Mainfreight profit rockets 85%, braces for Omicron absenteeism

Its NZ vaccine mandate has kicked in and navigating constraints due to Omicron-enforced absenteeism is cited as its top priority.


Countdown in $60m Rolleston DC partner plan
1 Feb 2022   /

Countdown in $60m Rolleston DC partner plan

Proposed Rolleston development could add a fifth DC to Countdown’s national network, with focus on fresh and perishable product lines.


Freightways buys ProducePronto for cool $10m
20 Oct 2021   /

Freightways buys ProducePronto for cool $10m

The latest deal sees Freightways expand its grip over the express chilled and frozen food transport sector following 2020’s Big Chill purchase.


Ashburton bridge reopens to trucks, reconnects SH1
4 Jun 2021  

Ashburton bridge reopens to trucks, reconnects SH1

Ashburton bridge reopened to trucks on Thursday morning after stress testing showed the flood-damaged structure was stable.


Synlait sticks by FY21 guidance despite suppliers suffering flood damage
3 Jun 2021   /

Synlait sticks by FY21 guidance despite suppliers suffering flood damage

The Canterbury company says it has been challenging getting its tankers to suppliers.


After the deluge, days of disruption
2 Jun 2021   /

After the deluge, days of disruption

South Island food and beverage distributors have been hit by the severing of vital transport links.


Countdown, Fonterra add weight to freight debate
19 Apr 2021  

Countdown, Fonterra add weight to freight debate

The duo join partners to plot a low emissions future for New Zealand’s freight sector.


Zespri adds trio of ships with Fresh Carriers investment
3 Nov 2020  

Zespri adds trio of ships with Fresh Carriers investment

The kiwifruit co-op is bolstering its shipping fleet by adding three new vessels.