Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


20% More Kiwifruit Pallets Loaded

October 4, 2004

20% More Kiwifruit Pallets Loaded During 2004 Season

International Stevedoring Operations (ISO) has smashed its kiwifruit pallet loading record again this year – and there’s still two months of the season to go.

At its home Port of Tauranga, ISO today loaded the 200,000th kiwifruit pallet of the season onboard Polar Stream bound for Belgium. This year’s loadings are already up by more than 13,000 on last year’s record season, with another four ships expected in port over the next eight weeks.

Under its contract to Tauranga Kiwifruit Logistics (TKL), ISO loads 90 per cent of the total kiwifruit export crop shipped out of Tauranga on vessels chartered by Zespri.

TKL chairman Murray Gough says managing the record season has been helped by consistent rapid turnaround of vessels by ISO.

“Maintaining vessel load rates and stow quality are key to the efficient shipping of kiwifruit. This is the eighth season we have worked with ISO and we clearly value both their commitment and experience.”

ISO North Island stevedoring manager David Proudfoot anticipates 40,000 more pallets will be loaded this season than last.

“We have loaded the 200,000 pallets – equating to 50 million trays - onboard 52 vessels at Port of Tauranga this year, meaning the season has been longer and more consistent than others. But it’s still not over yet and we expect to load at least another 20,000 trays this year.”

ISO first began working with TKL in 1997. That year 149,855 pallets were loaded and the number has continuously increased each season since.

“Even though our staff has become very experienced loading kiwifruit over the past eight seasons we still seem find ways to make the loadings work better.”

END


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news