Benefits of shipping:
Resilience for natural disasters or emergencies.
Ships carry hazardous / dangerous cargo more safely than road, rail and air.
15% of New Zealand's inter-regional freight is carried by sea
Ships can handle oversized, heavy and bulky cargo that road, rail and air can't.
Freight volumes are forecast to increase 50% by 2040.
It won't all fit onto our roads!
New Zealand’s total freight task: 278.7 million tonnes.
Coastal shipping carries approx 10 million tonnes (3.5%).
1.15m people are transported across the Cook Strait every year
The volume of domestic freight moved by shipping has increased 50% over the last 10 years.
Approx $28 billion road and rail freight is shipped between the North and South Islands each year
1 standard container Auckland to Christchurch:
road: $2200-$3000
rail: $1300 - $1900
ship: $850 - $1300
418,470 containers are moved around the NZ coast per annum
Shipping: one-eighth the emissions of road per tonne of freight moved
Benefits of shipping:
Lower emissions per tonne of freight moved.
Increasing total freight carried by ship by just 2% would reduce total transport emissions by 16%.
Benefits of shipping:
Greater control over our domestic supply chains.
Shipping: 60% the emissions of rail per tonne of freight moved
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Education and Training: Meeting the Needs of the Logistics and Transport Sector (2011)

The prosperity of any firm or industry or country depends to a large extent on productivity, i.e the
relationship between the value of goods or services produced and the number of labour hours
needed to produce those goods or services . The experts tell us that productivity gains are
achieved by a mix of factors. A report produced a few years back by the Industry Training
Federation and the Dept. of Labour had this to say on the topic:

Improved productivity and organisational performance has been attributed to a number of
interventions: better training, enhanced managerial capability, employee engagement, employee
recognition and reward, innovative productive practices etc *

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