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Tuesday 28 June 2022

Supply Chain

ComCom clears Lineage Logistics to buy Cold Storage Nelson 23rd June 2022 /

ComCom clears Lineage Logistics to buy Cold Storage Nelson

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Lineage Logistics New Zealand to buy Cold Storage Nelson.


Coastal shipping rebound brings sweet relief – Maritime Union of NZ 20th June 2022 /

Coastal shipping rebound brings sweet relief – Maritime Union of NZ

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.


Supply chain: Maersk moves on coastal service, Marlborough agreement struck 16th June 2022 /

Supply chain: Maersk moves on coastal service, Marlborough agreement struck

The new service will enable a more resilient New Zealand supply chain and improve vessel schedule reliability.


Move working on coastal shipping funding agreement 27th May 2022 /

Move working on coastal shipping funding agreement

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.


Coastal shipping pilot gets $30m govt backing 25th May 2022 /

Coastal shipping pilot gets $30m govt backing

Four transport firms will share government funding of $30m to help pilot a coastal shipping initiative.


Maersk moves into cold store with new Waikato development 18th 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.


East Imperial grows revenue but loss widens 9th May 2022 /

East Imperial grows revenue but loss widens

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.


Countdown backs modern slavery consultation 11th April 2022 /

Countdown backs modern slavery consultation

Government proposals would require organisations to take action if they become aware of modern slavery or worker exploitation.


Wine industry must reassess supply chain assumptions, strategies – Rabobank 11th April 2022 /

Wine industry must reassess supply chain assumptions, strategies – Rabobank

If supply chain disruption turns structural tactical responses like pricing changes will not be sufficient.


Supply chain pressure bolsters record Q1 job listings – Trade Me 6th April 2022 /

Supply chain pressure bolsters record Q1 job listings – Trade Me

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.


Supply chain: Agility needed to counter global shocks, high prices – MOT 24th March 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.


Countdown warns of “severely limited” supply chain capacity 1st March 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.


F&B firms scramble to plug Omicron gaps 1st March 2022 /

F&B firms scramble to plug Omicron gaps

Omicron absenteeisms are piling pressure on supply chains, with manufacturers scrambling to retrain and redeploy staff.


Perspectives: Pandemic exposes NZ’s supply chain vulnerability – more inflation to come 21st February 2022 /

Perspectives: Pandemic exposes NZ’s supply chain vulnerability – more inflation to come

And there is no quick fix available to policymakers, argue AUT economists.


ComCom joins global supply chain cartel investigation 18th February 2022 /

ComCom joins global supply chain cartel investigation

The Commerce Commission has formed a working group with four other regulators to identify possible cartel behaviour in global supply chains.


Woe, woe, woe – Christmas supply chain “chaos” warning, 2022 spillover 10th December 2021

Woe, woe, woe – Christmas supply chain “chaos” warning, 2022 spillover

Food importers and exporters could close the year battling “significant supply chain chaos,” with little respite in the new year, warns ASB.


Coastal shipping report to help strengthen supply chain 3rd December 2021 /

Coastal shipping report to help strengthen supply chain

The government has released a new report into coastal shipping as part of its drive to strengthen New Zealand’s domestic supply chain.


Mainfreight makes hay as pretax profit rockets 78% 11th November 2021 /

Mainfreight makes hay as pretax profit rockets 78%

Supply and demand imbalance as well as a diversified global footprint work in favour of logistics company Mainfreight.