About Us

The NZ Council of Cargo Owners (NZCCO) represents the shipping supply chain interests of many of the country’s largest exporters and importers. Formerly known as the NZ Shippers’ Council, and prior to that the Bulk and Homogeneous Shippers Inc, NZCCO was formed in 1983 to be the national body representing large volume cargo owners.

The Council was formed in 1983 initially 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.

The current membership includes companies and organisations with major interest in industries such as horticulture, dairy, meat, steel, forestry, FMCG, and pulp and paper; collectively accounting for in excess of 70% of New Zealand’s containerised exports and a significant amount of bulk export, imports and domestic volume.

NZCCO affiliates include ports, freight forwarders, shipping lines and road transport and rail organisations.

Members share a common goal of efficient, reliable, cost-effective movement of cargo; domestically and internationally.

The Council offers membership to major cargo owners, industry groups or organisations of owners that directly or indirectly pay the cost of shipping. 

Executive Committee

Ant Boyles
Joanne Wilson
Co Deputy Chair
Silver Fern Farms
Tony Bond

Co Deputy Chair
Rayonier Matariki Forests

Jo Murray

Executive Officer
Saunders Unsworth Ltd

Charles Finny

Government Relations
Saunders Unsworth Ltd

Murray Horne

OJI Fibre Solutions

Brendan Miller


Mike Knowles


Fiona McKenzie

Westland Milk

Jade Elstone


Bevan Elphick


Simon Beale

T&G Global

Michelle Mason


Joel Gabites


Julie Tweedie