Good communication and links between the various industry bodies is an important way of keeping current with industry developments, and ensuring the whole industry speaks with one unified voice. There are a number of key industry websites which are important for the shipping,freight, air freight and logistics industries. Links to those sites, together with key educational sites are shown here.

Another good way of keeping in touch with industry views and ideas is to attend the regular transport and shipping conferences which are held each year. These industry wide events are a forum for ideas and discussion leading to enhancing New Zealand transport sector, and its policies. These are modern events, often with a social programme as well as a business agenda, and they are a useful way of establishing business relationships which can be very useful in the future.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport also has a youth group, for under 35 year old members who meet regularly and provide an educational and networking opportunity. For contacts in this group, click on the link below to go the CILT page.



NZ Shippers Council

NZ Shipping Federation

Export Institute of New Zealand Inc

Business NZ

NZ Chambers of Commerce

NZ Business Round Table

In-Transit Consulting Ltd


Shipping New Zealand – the New Zealand Association of Shipping Agents


Attending industry conferences is a good way of keeping in touch with new developments and trends, and you meet plenty of key personalities who can help broaden your contact base.

Most conferences have industry panels of specialists who answer questions from the floor, and provide some lively debate on issues of relevance. These are very useful forums for gaining real knowledge about the industry, and making useful contacts.