23 Sep 2022

Shipping news: the cost and challenge of getting goods to and from NZ

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 23 September 2022
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The Covid pandemic caused huge disruptions in the global supply chain - with businesses struggling to import goods and get products offshore.

Now that our borders have reopened and Covid restrictions relaxed, what is the situation? The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation says sky-high shipping rates are coming down - meaning it's slightly cheaper to get products here and away again.

But as consumers tighten their belts, shipping lines may begin to come here less frequently. Kathryn speaks with Rachel Madden,  President of the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation, and manager at First Global Logistics Limited; and Simon Dedman, Federation council member and Managing Director at Kuehne+Nagel,  one of New Zealand's largest freight forwarders.