8th November 2023 Foodstuffs / Supply Chain
Suppliers are divided over the risks and opportunities of the proposed Foodstuffs merger, with smaller manufacturers fearing they have more to lose.
Move International will not be processing with the construction of the new vessel which was slated as part of its entry into coastal shipping.
Increasing fuel costs due to international upheavals will put more upward pressures on costs for businesses, the Road freight peak body Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand has warned.
Napier Port has launched a service that aims to better integrate the North Island supply chain for importers, exporters and freight forwarders.
Works to fix slips and road damage around Haast Pass will enable traffic management to move to a stop/go system from Monday.
The scope of a review into the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) needs to be widened, according to an employment expert, who claims it is putting NZ food supply chain under threat.
Move Logistics has fallen to a $7.2m net loss after tax after a significant slowing in its freight division.
NZ’s first national freight and supply chain strategy sets out the direction of travel across a 30-year timeframe towards a low emissions, high resilience future.
The government is looking to pump an additional $5bn into New Zealand’s transport industry, bringing funding to $20.8bn between 2024-2027, with the proceeds coming from increased fuel taxes and road user charges.
Wellington-headquartered infrastructure investor Morrison & Co has taken a 50% stake in Australian-listed packaging firm Pact Group’s crate pooling business.
NZ must diversify its food system to build resilience and mitigate national risks from regional events.
A food & beverage supply chain initiative has been confirmed as among 19 transport projects to share in $6.4m of funding from the government’s Low Emission Transport Fund.
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Supply Chains agreement will help guard against disruption, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association.
“We are leaving no stone unturned to ensure supply chains do not constrain the substantial progress we’ve made on trade, says O’Connor, as substantial negotiations on the Indo-Pacific plan are agreed.
Trade Window has struck a partnership with Australia’s peak body for exporters, Export Council Australia, to accelerate the adoption of digital solutions for trade.
Mounting pressure on supply chains is forcing food businesses into choosing the “least worst” option to keep up with production, but this comes with consequences, writes Apollo Foods’ executive chair.
Maritime workers will picket outside Port Nelson this weekend over a loss of jobs and disruptions to shipping services after global shipping giant Maersk cancelled the coastal shipping service.
The UK’s food system has shown its vulnerability to all consumers but it has actively failed the poorest in society.
Foodstuffs North Island has officially opened its new $20m cross dock and depot facility in Hastings.
With some United Kingdom supermarkets rationing fresh produce sales, Anglia Ruskin University’s Manoj Dora looks at the country’s complex food supply chains to unpick the problem and offer suggestions for the future.
The Sustainable Business Network has launched a free online toolbox that it says makes it easy for businesses to assess the sustainability of their organisation and their supply chain.
Trucking companies are ready to deliver supplies to places that have been cut off by slips, flooding and tree falls as soon as the roads are passable, according to the National Road Carriers Association.
A list of potential options to help bolster New Zealand’s fragile food-grade CO2 supply has been tabled with government officials by the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council.
The NZ Food and Grocery Council has warned that some producers will face shut-downs as a result of the worsening CO2 shortage affecting the country.
The impact of ongoing CO2 shortages on the food industry has led the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council to establish a pan-industry group to liaise on the escalating issue.
Food sector stakeholders expect a challenging year grappling with deeper profit erosion as the long-running CO2 shortage worsens.
The World Economic Forum says decarbonising supply chains in food – where more than 70% of emissions are from land use – and consumer goods is essential for achieving net zero.
The Productivity Commission will investigate the New Zealand economy’s vulnerability to ongoing supply chain disruptions and identify ways to improve resilience.
Fonterra has commenced a pilot of digital capability that will enable customers to have greater visibility of their cargo through the delivery process.
Move Logistics Group is gearing up its new oceans business with its first trans-Tasman sailing scheduled for Q4 2022.
A direct trans-Tasman shipping route between Tasmania and key NZ ports is being launched in an effort to underpin future expansion in the aquaculture sector.
The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Lineage Logistics New Zealand to buy Cold Storage Nelson.
Supply chain problems will soon be relieved by the rapid scaling up of New Zealand’s coastal shipping capability, according the the Maritime Union of New Zealand.
The new service will enable a more resilient New Zealand supply chain and improve vessel schedule reliability.
Move Logistics Group is undertaking further proposal development after being included as one of four firms receiving $30m co-investment from Waka Kotahi for a coastal shipping pilot.
Four transport firms will share government funding of $30m to help pilot a coastal shipping initiative.
The global freight giant is building its first cold storage facility in NZ on the back of strong demand from food exporters and importers.
As logistics challenges continue and the US market grows in importance, the NZ-founded beverage maker says it plans to start bottling in that strategic market.
Government proposals would require organisations to take action if they become aware of modern slavery or worker exploitation.
If supply chain disruption turns structural tactical responses like pricing changes will not be sufficient.
Supply chain challenges were one of the reasons behind a record number of job vacancies in the first quarter of the year according to analysis from Trade Me Jobs.
Disruption is expected to continue into 2023 with pricing to remain high for years.
Essential categories and lines will be prioritised as inbound product capacity at DCs is squeezed by Omicron absenteeism.
Omicron absenteeisms are piling pressure on supply chains, with manufacturers scrambling to retrain and redeploy staff.
And there is no quick fix available to policymakers, argue AUT economists.
The Commerce Commission has formed a working group with four other regulators to identify possible cartel behaviour in global supply chains.
Food importers and exporters could close the year battling “significant supply chain chaos,” with little respite in the new year, warns ASB.
The government has released a new report into coastal shipping as part of its drive to strengthen New Zealand’s domestic supply chain.
Supply and demand imbalance as well as a diversified global footprint work in favour of logistics company Mainfreight.