Rod Oram at Newsroom talks to Mainfreight boss Don Braid about the business and its culture, New Zealand’s road-rail-port needs, having women on the Board (finally), operating in multiple countries and paying people on time.
supply chain management
Here’s how it works:
The merchant fleet is divided into five categories, each of which has a filter and a CO2 and freight counter for the hour shown on the clock:
Container (e.g. manufactured goods): number of container slots equivalent to 20 feet (i.e. a 40-foot container takes two slots)
Dry bulk (e.g. coal, aggregates): combined weight of cargo, fuel, water, provisions, passengers and crew a vessel can carry, measured in thousand tonnes
Tanker (e.g. oil, chemicals): same as dry bulk
Gas bulk (e.g. liquefied natural gas): capacity for gases, measured in cubic metres
Vehicles (e.g. cars): same as dry bulk
If you’re interested in tracking ships around New Zealand (or anywhere, really), I can recommend marinetraffic.com. The website and the app are great.
You might also be interested in the arrival and departure of ships at New Zealand’s ports: