Industry News

Interislander Boss Steps Down

Oct 17, 2014

The Dominion Post

Thomas Davis, general manager of New Zealand’s Interislander ferry service is stepping down. He circulated an email to staff and customers late yesterday afternoon advising them that he would be leaving as part of a major KiwiRail restructuring exercise.

Ross Allen was appointed acting general manager, Interislander Operations, from yesterday.  Davis will leave the company at the end of November as a result of his position being disestablished in the restructuring exercise.

In his farewell email yesterday Davis said the rail industry in New Zealand was continually restructuring, while seeking to provide safe, efficient and customer focused services.
"A restructure is in progress at the moment with the aim of achieving the next step forward. It has provided me with an opportunity to consider my own career and in doing so, I have decided that leaving KiwiRail is the best option for me and my family."

Get Ready for Dangerous Goods Code Revisions

Oct 16, 2014

Exis Technologies

Amendment 37-14 of the IMDG Code will be introduced on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2015 and will be mandatory from 1 January 2016. Interferry member Exis Technologies has produced a free comprehensive summary of the Amendment which is available at

Exis is in the process of updating their products to align them with Amendment 37-14. The updated products will be available from December 2014 and Interferry members are eligible for a 30% discount.

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