The New Zealand Shippers’ Council (NZSC) is the principal association representing New Zealand’s major cargo owners including many of the country’s biggest exporters and importers. We are the peak body in supply chain developments, especially relating to cargo handling and movement, commerce and legislative change.

The Shippers Council was formed in 1983 as the Bulk and Homogeneous Shippers Inc to represent shippers when port and shipping interests were seeking legislation that would give them control of the waterfront industry.

In 1994 the association adopted the New Zealand Shippers’ Council name to more clearly describe its role, interests and influence as major cargo owners. The Council represents importers and exporters and offers membership to both corporations and shipper organisations.

Membership of the Council includes companies and organisations with major interest in industries such as forestry, wood products, fruit, steel, dairy, meat and pulp and paper.

Major cargo owners, industry groups or organisations of owners that directly or indirectly pay the cost of shipping can join the Shippers Council.