Citing emissions, unions call for KiwiRail ferry review

Citing emissions, unions call for KiwiRail ferry review
KiwiRail's project was described as a once in a generation opportunity to reduce carbon emissions. (Image: DepositPhotos)
Oliver Lewis
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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