Kiwi Rail: A major step forward linking rail and road
New Zealand’s government has unveiled a master plan for a new freight hub near Palmerston North. The 3 km long intermodal freight hub combines a container terminal, warehousing for road transport operators and bulk goods and forestry loading operations with KiwiRail’s train operations and maintenance facilities.
KiwiRail Group chief executive Greg Miller says: “The design of a new rail-road freight hub is a bold vision for New Zealand’s logistics sector and is a major step forward in New Zealand’s approach to freight logistics.” Palmerston North is a critical freight distribution point, with goods coming through from the upper North Island, Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and the South Island. (ben)