My pick is The Otorohanga Transport Group who operate the very successful and business friendly "Bluebridge" Ferry service across Cook Straight who will be looking to reinstate Wellington Lyttleton RoRo freight by sea..
The reinstatement of the four hundred truck units capacity now buried under tonnes of mud and rock on the remnant rail link must be exercising those charged with moving North South freight.
If it took nearly a year and a half to clear one slip in the Manawhatu Gorge it must be going to take years to get things on the Kaikoura Coast up and running again. There is the added factor that for much of the length the rail and roads are very close proximity and one has massive impact on the other, logistically.
Of course the morons currently believing they are a government in waiting will be only seeing an opportunity to regain a monopoly on freight delivery with an opportunity via Union reinstatement, that continually disrupted things around the three quarter mark of last century.
One factor may intrude with the death lastAugust of one of the founding partners of OTG holdings and a forward thinking Entrepreneur Jim Barker.
Bluebridge are my first call to cross the water , in fact I don't ever even consider the flash Harry with slick advertising as the Otorohanga crew excellent in every department with a basic efficient, reliable and always cheerful delivery ethos. A relationship that grew out of a very long standing agreement with the NZMCA that Kiwirail have struggled to match.
Blue bridge do not have any rail capability but are vehicle focussed and very user friendly and their Wellington dock is right in Downtown within walking distance of eating and shopping while KR are at the North end of Aotea Quay.