Switched on: Technology delivers efficiency to southland transport company

The ability to see every vehicle at each stage of its trip, paired with full automation of their databases, has helped Herberts Transport to streamline their day-to-day operations and keep their fleet on the road. The Edendale-based business has been using Teletrac Navman’s fleet management software for just over a year now. With a mixedContinue reading “Switched on: Technology delivers efficiency to southland transport company”

Forklifts: Reducing risk in the materials handling industry

RCT’s Industrial senior business development manager, Grahame Don talks about the importance of reducing the risks in forklift operations and the materials handling industry. All over the world, in warehouses, factories, freight terminals and shipping yards and all other industrial sites, companies use forklifts to move, lift and stack loads. According WITS (World Industrial TruckContinue reading “Forklifts: Reducing risk in the materials handling industry”

World-first for NZ software company

Rfider, a cutting-edge New Zealand software company, is powering a next-generation digital supply chain for the Latin American coffee industry – a world-first, according to chief executive John Pennington. Mastercol, a Colombian specialty coffee company, compares similarly to high-end Kiwi wine and honey producers, in that this innovative coffee business also focuses on quality, sustainabilityContinue reading “World-first for NZ software company”

Ports of Auckland to deepen Auckland’s shipping channel

Ports of Auckland has announced that it has been granted consent to deepen the shipping channel for the approach to the Waitemata Harbour, a move that will safeguard Auckland’s vital international supply line. The consent allows the channel to be deepened from 12.5 m to between 14 m and 14.2 m. It safeguards Auckland’s vitalContinue reading “Ports of Auckland to deepen Auckland’s shipping channel”

NZ produce industry aligning and improving its traceability systems

A consultation document seeking the input of New Zealand’s fresh produce industry has been released as part of a significant project to assess and improve traceability within the industry. With the New Zealand produce industry worth over $6 billion annually, our country’s traceability systems need to match our global reputation for quality. United Fresh, NewContinue reading “NZ produce industry aligning and improving its traceability systems”

Average height of industrial buildings set to increase to accommodate robotic tech

Growing use of robotic technology in high-volume commercial and food production facilities will see the average height of new industrial buildings in Auckland increase in the next three to five years, according to an industry expert. The expanding utilisation of robotic infrastructure in new warehouses is due in part to the rise in ecommerce sales,Continue reading “Average height of industrial buildings set to increase to accommodate robotic tech”

Transfreight expands into Tauranga

From humble beginnings 31 years ago, Transfreight has grown into a boutique provider of freight solutions, with customer service, technique and technology at the forefront of its offering. Transfreight is renowned in Auckland for its point-to-point palletised freight service for customers that seek either express (one hour) or same-day deliveries throughout the metro area. ItContinue reading “Transfreight expands into Tauranga”

Low-emissions options for heavy transport a step closer

Getting low-emission trucks on NZ roads is a step closer with the Infrastructure Reference Group provisionally approving $20 million for New Plymouth company Hiringa Energy to establish a nationwide network of hydrogen fuelling stations. Eight stations will initially be located in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Manawatu, Auckland, Taupo, Wellington and Christchurch, and willContinue reading “Low-emissions options for heavy transport a step closer”

Design build – purpose-built construction with early benefits

There’s a reason why design build is becoming the preferred solution for businesses looking for purpose-built warehouse and distribution facilities. Calder Stewart’s general manager of national clients and design, Adrian Mathieson, believes it comes down to better management of two things – complexity and risk. Bringing a construction partner onboard upfront removes some of theContinue reading “Design build – purpose-built construction with early benefits”

A whole new world – how Kiwi SMEs are changing the way they work

New research reveals that New Zealand’s small business owners and decision-makers are taking a new approach to work – this comes as Kiwis navigate their way through an unpredictable year, which has seen the country move in and out of lockdown in the fight against Covid-19. The 2degrees Shaping Business Study, which surveyed more thanContinue reading “A whole new world – how Kiwi SMEs are changing the way they work”