24 September 2020 | New Zealand

New Zealand has been successful in containing the spread of Covid-19 and eliminating community transmission. Implementing a hard-line approach to preventing the spread of the disease, the New Zealand Government locked down the country on 26 March 2020, with only essential services allowed to function.

On 8 June, the country returned to a new normal, albeit with stringent border restrictions and a ban on foreign visitors.

So how did New Zealand’s transport modes fare during the lockdown period, and how are they recovering post Covid-19? How did they adapt to the requirements for social distancing and contactless payments? What innovations did they introduce and what role did technology play?

CILT New Zealand have spoken to a number of organisations and operators across the modes – air, sea, road and rail – to find out. Read the full report on page 4 of Logistics and Transport NZ – the official publication of CILT New Zealand.

This is an example of industry analysis from New Zealand which we are sharing as part of our global best practice resource to help you think about and determine appropriate responses locally.