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Citing emissions, unions call for KiwiRail ferry review

Oliver Lewis
Sun, 29 Aug 2021

KiwiRail's project was described as a once in a generation opportunity to reduce carbon emissions. (Image: DepositPhotos)
Oliver Lewis
Sun, 29 Aug 2021
Two of New Zealand’s biggest transport unions are calling for the government to review KiwiRail’s fuel choice for its new ferries.Last week, BusinessDesk revealed the state-owned enterprise (SOE) had rejected a cleaner option, methanol, over concerns around engine availability, despite increasing uptake of the fuel internationally and its use by a Swedish ferry operator since 2015. On Saturday, the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) and Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) issued a joint statement expressing concern over...

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