If the Covid-19 response has taught us anything, it’s that our economy lives and dies by our supply chains and that when push comes to shove New Zealand can’t always rely on the rest of the world.
Tagged: transport strategy
The Maritime Union has dismissed comments by global shipping line Maersk about the merger of Port of Lyttelton and Port of Otago.
The Maritime Union of New Zealand is backing calls to tighten up industry regulations to protect truck drivers and the travelling public.
Two of New Zealand’s main transport unions have formed a strategic alliance focussed on the New Zealand waterfront.
The Maritime Union of New Zealand says that New Zealand’s overseas trade could be in jeopardy unless the Government has a plan for ports and the maritime sector.
Maritime Union General Secretary Joe Fleetwood, responding to comments from the Minister of Transport Hon. Stephen Joyce, says it is not good enough for the Government to leave it to chance when 99% of New Zealand’s imports and exports are shipped.
He says that there is widespread concern in the industry that in future cargo could be hubbed through a large Australian port, with complex and negative effects for New Zealand.