Next Meeting 22-08-2022
Rotary Bulletin 15-08-2022 President Brin welcomed members to the meeting, especially guests: Kay, Eve, Janice, and guest speaker Todd Dawson.
TWO MINUTE TALK: was given by Scott Henderson, who advised the club that in Wellington in 1964, he was playing rugby at Athletics Park as Captain of the 2nd division Rugby Representatives. It was the curtain raiser for the team where the Wellington team played an English team. He played in the first half, giving the team talking too, then grabbed the ball. The All Blacks were not named. He scored between the posts, and the game eventually was won as the English team did not have the opposition skills. The English captain, at the end of the game, gave Scott a pin. Many roared at Scott’s story.
SERGEANT SESSION: Dale Prebble, using the theme of the recent successful All Blacks rugby match raised $60-40.
GRACE was given by Colin Wake.
GUEST SPEAKER: Todd Dawson BSC PB DO Business, Ministry D PMP, CEO of the Napier Port was introduced by Pascale, who advised that Todd has been the CEO of the Napier Port since 2018. He has brought broad commercial experience across the transport and logistics sector. Prior to Napier Port, Todd led Strategic Partnerships and new ventures at Kotahi Logistics, working on the introduction of big ships to New Zealand and intermodal freight hub joint ventures. He has over 20 years of experience behind him, having worked on international projects including the transformation of the UK Supermarket Sainsbury’s supply chain Todd has previously held senior roles at IBM, Toll NZ, and Mainfreight. He also holds a Bachelor of Science and a postgraduate Diploma of Business in Operations Management from the University of Auckland. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and Chairperson of the Napier Port intermodal joint venture, the Manawatu Inland Port.
Todd introduced the club to a video promoting the region and its port to global customers. Larger and larger vehicles are being used to transport products to the Port and new equipment and new systems are being developed to meet the ongoing challenges in a world which wants more and more produce. Growers, farmers, foresters, and all members of the primary sector are provided with ongoing communication from the transportation sector to ensure such requirements are met. The success of such communication between the Port and the Hawkes Bay District Primary Sector will ensure the resilience of transportation can be celebrated.
The activity of the global and local supply chain will have a flow-on effect in the region with building and thriving supply chains having a flow-on effect, connecting goods and materials to customers. The Napier Port has the vision to provide:
The new Port ‘Te Whiti’, has just opened which will provide greater and more effective transportation, forming collaborative partnerships.
Cruise ships have stopped a lot of cruising, thanked Covid, with such failure reducing the $5m income of the port and preventing $35m income coming into the region. 80% of cargo comes from the region, and the Napier Port is planning to extend the reach of cargo to include cargo from the Manawatu region. The port is advocating that port structures are to be in line with other roading links. 270,000 containers per annum, with sustainability being the greatest mode of business in New Zealand. Napier Port is the 4th largest port in the country with $131m being the motive of the trade. A range of different commodities both into and out of the port is tracking towards 30,000 containers pa.
Capital in the form of the container trade is at its greatest G.F.C – the container shipping industry went through consolidation and the port is now seeing the supply and demand balance is shifted a lot.
Covid 19 has had a significant impact on the container shipping industry, the demand expectation in New Zealand in 2020, spilling over into 2021 onto the container shipping industry. Demand became unexpectedly volatile and creating a huge challenge and long bottlenecks at ports, internationally. The demand explosion resulted in delays and poor schedule reliability. It was hard to apply a timely supply chain, given that disruption.
Shipping lines are all now obtaining a $500b profit. There should be some stabilization. What New Zealand produces is what the world needs, and makes sure we are competitive as a nation. The big issue is the lack of labor – we need proper rain and sunshine for harvesting products and labor costs are going up. New Zealand’s Landside Infrastructure is not set up to accommodate the volatility of production. There needs to be a long-term plan, based on sustainable demand. There is also a need to look after social issues and the New Zealand infrastructure to maintain transport and look at plans for more open-minded roads. Todd and his team are working hard to communicate with NZTA in the infrastructure planning of roads. KiwiRail recognizes appropriate investigation in good rail track plans. Todd closed his talk by showing a video of the recent new port opening “Whanau Day”
Jessica thanked Todd or his address, noting the constant interaction of members who had so much to discuss – it was really cool.
PARTING THOUGHT: given by Colin Wake: “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more, If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough”
|CLUB CALENDAR||22 August||29 August||5 September|
|Event/Speaker||Committee Meetings||Speaker: Max Patmoy – New Member Talk||Jenna Snelgrove & James Howard of|
|Badges, Grace & Parting Thought||Ellengold||Holford||Patmoy|
|Speaker’s Orderly||not required||Kimber||Longman|
|Vote of Thanks||not required||Mayne||Pollard|