Freight Futures 2030
Driving long-term success & sustainability
Delivering on the potential of rail in our national transport system needs input and collaboration from all players across the logistics and supply chain industries.
New investment in rail, coupled with a drive towards emissions reduction and a zero carbon economy, are set to transform freight solutions across New Zealand:
- Short and long term objectives to achieve a truly multi modal transport shift
- A drive to reduce emissions
- Collaboratively working with Government and industry
- National and regional opportunities for growth and development.
- An overview of the current legislation governing carriage of goods
- Issues raised by commercial and technological developments
- The Rotterdam Rules – should NZ become a signatory?
- Location, location, location – building on existing networks and transport lines to guarantee the biggest impact on turnarounds and freight traffic
- Joining the dots – utilising careful logistics planning to ensure smoother transfers between distant hubs
- Jack of all trades, master of none – understanding the local terrain to know when to limit the number of transport options
- Growing pains – lessons learnt so far in building future hubs and the key challenges overcome
- How multi-modal hubs will enable growth and development for New Zealand businesses and the economy
- Which technology options will best suit the NZ freight and logistics environment?
- What plans are already in the pipeline and how companies can better prepare for them
Blair Morris, General Manager Ruakura, Tainui Group Holdings
Alan Piper, GGM Sales & Commercial, KiwiRail
Allyson Wood, Senior Lecturer, Manukau Institute of Technology
Limited labour availability and increasingly higher costs compounded by a highly competitive market is not a sure-fire recipe for long-term success. How can the sector adapt or transform?
- Understanding the causes of current industry-wide pressures and concerns
- Escaping the rush to the bottom and increasing margins
- Identifying key success factors, maximising efficiency and improving overall business sustainability
- Making the most of transport and warehousing advancements to enable more effective material handling
- Utilising technology to streamline and optimise customs clearance procedures
- Getting cargo from A to B quickly and efficiently without compromising on quality
Sven Andersson, Student - International Logistics Management, Manukau Institute of Technology
- Using carbon measurement and mitigation to optimise the freight system and future proof the industry
- Leveraging your supply chain to manage business risk and liability
Nic Bishop, Sustainability Manager, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Tom Kelly, Manager – Environmental Initiatives, The Warehouse Group
From New Zealand to the world and vice versa, the New Zealand Defence force has successfully transported people, cargo and freight, at time on its own and at times in partnership with valued commercial partners. ‘People’, ‘pieces’, ‘parts’, and ‘packages’ and ‘parcels’ are the daily diet of the Defence Force’s movements and freight ecosystem - be that for humanitarian aid, disaster relief or combat operations at home or in far flung and at times inhospitable places. The closing address will focus on the daily realities of New Zealand Defence Force operations beginning with its operations in Timor Leste in 1999 through the 2000s and into the future where short notice and extreme time and environmental constraints prevail.
All too often, all it takes to find that long sort after spark of inspiration is to approach a problem with a different set of eyes.
- Working with different sectors and industries to overcome the challenge of attracting the right kind of applicant
- Rebranding or retargeting – how each these can play a role in improving trends
Join Napier Port as they explore the lanes they took to address their recruitment and retention concerns through the use of positive culture change.
- Understanding workplace culture as a disruptive force
- Showcasing how a people first approach helped Napier Port build a resilient and agile culture
- An inspection of future fuel options available for road, rail, air and sea freight
- How and why decarbonisation requires more than just a change in fuel type
- Real world examples of how industry-wide carbon reduction initiatives have improved business outcomes
Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) technology is no longer just for small vehicles. The technology of both has advanced to the stage where they can both aid in the cost-effective decarbonisation of the freight industry.
- Exploring the best usage for each technology type and why they will co-exist
- Real life examples of how both technologies are being implemented within the freight industry
- How recent disasters have forced improvements in contingency planning and encouraged resilience in local freight networks and supply chains
- Better connecting New Zealand to global networks to minimise disruptions during local and global disasters
Artificial intelligence is not just theory restricted to the lab anymore. It's real and being applied in the NZ trucking marketplace now. You can't afford to ignore AI but there are important considerations.
- Why AI - theory to practice?
- When is AI a good fit?
- AI and the workforce
- Ensuring environmental sustainability across the supply chain
- Structuring your supply chain in a manner that is sustainable, cost competitive and doesn’t impact on company values
- Exploring ways to maintain customer choice and sustainability in terms of delivery options
- What targets should the New Zealand freight environment focus on first to encourage uptake of emission reduction practices and improve long-term sustainability
- Finding common ground on which methods and best practices to follow to ensure smoother supply chain and logistics flow
- The practicalities and challenges of implementing advances in technology into the New Zealand transport environment