Any New Zealand person, company, organisation or association that is an exporter/importer or who represents exporters/importers is eligible for membership of NZCCO.
Types of Membership
FULL MEMBER - Large Shippers (Annual membership Fee $3,000.00 plus GST) effective 1 April 2021
- Members who either ship in excess of 75,000 freight tonnes or earn $100 million revenue from import or export activity.
- Full Voting rights.
AFFILIATE MEMBER - (Annual membership Fee $1,500.00 plus GST)
- Members from supporting industries such as ports, freight forwarders, transporters, and professional advisors.
Benefits of Membership
- Proactively lobbying government on issues of interest and concern utilizing our political advisors, Saunders Unsworth Ltd.
- Coordinating and writing industry submissions on specific government proposals or initiatives.
- Representing members on relevant advisory groups or committees.
- Generating positive and well-informed media coverage of the industry.
- We have strong relationships with key external stakeholders. These include government and industry bodies, international bodies, NGOs, other sector groups.
- Our members benefit from established relationships with these groups through the Council. By understanding our aims and activities, external stakeholders gain an increased appreciation of the commitment our members have to issues we encounter.
- One of the major benefits of membership is the opportunity for shared learning. The NZCCO fosters the exchange of information and practical experience between member companies, assisting these businesses to continuously improve their performance.
- At least 3 meetings per year in which key officials and/or political spokespersons are invited to present to the membership*.
- Regular updates to members on specific issues of interest or concern.
- Access to industry information.
- Advice to individual members on issues.
* Affiliates are welcome to attend the non-business sessions of the AGM and OGM but do not participate in Strategy and Policy sessions e.g. annual Strategy Day.
- We are part of a global network of national and regional shippers councils and partner organisations, under the umbrella of the Global Shippers Forum.
- The GSF network consists of Shippers Councils and partner organisations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.
- The GSF is a recognised UN body similar to the International Maritime Organisation.
- Full NZCCO members have access to resources of the GSF via the website and direct contact.
- Membership of the GSF enables us to stay in touch with the latest thinking and best practice on economic, environmental and legislation in the freight sector.
Please fill out the below ‘Membership Application’ form and one of us will get in touch with you.
Rules of New Zealand Council of Cargo Owners Incorporated
1. In these rules unless inconsistent with the context “the Act” means the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
“Council” means New Zealand Council of Cargo Owners Incorporated.
“The Rules” means the rules and regulations from time to time existing under the constitution of the Council.
“Principal Shippers” means a cargo owner or organisation of cargo owners that individually or collectively ships not less than, 75,000 freight tonnes per annum or earn $100 million revenue from import or export activity and that directly or indirectly pays or bears the costs relating to transportation.
“The Secretary” means the person for the time being performing the duties of the office of Secretary of the Council.
“Writing” includes printing or any other usual substitutes for writing.
“Member” includes a representative of a member appointed under the powers hereinafter conferred.
“Affiliate” includes any representative of an Affiliate appointed under the powers hereinafter conferred.
References to members do not include Affiliates.
Words importing a person but not importing a natural person include a firm company or any other body or authority established by or under an act of Parliament.
2. The Council shall consist of members each being a person or body corporate in New Zealand of any kind who is a principal shipper. The signatories to these rules shall be the first members of the Council.
2.1 New members shall be admitted upon election by a majority of not less than three fourths of the members present in person or by representative at a general meeting but no person shall be presented as a candidate for election without application in writing signed by or on behalf of the prospective member and two members being lodged with the Secretary at least fourteen clear days before such general meeting.
3. Any person may apply to be an Affiliate of the Council, provided that person does not qualify for Membership under Rule 2 above
3.1 An applicant for Membership or Affiliate of the Council shall apply in writing addressed to the Secretary.
3.2 Subject to compliance with the Rules, an applicant may be elected to an Affiliate by;
(a) An Ordinary Resolution of the Members present at any General Meeting of the Council; or
(b) A Special Resolution of the members of the Council at a Council meeting.
4. The first members each shall on execution of these rules and every new member shall upon application for membership pay to the Council an entrance fee to be determined from time to time by the Council
5. Every member or affiliate shall on or before the 31st day of March in every year and forthwith upon their election to the Council in the case of a new member pay to the Council in addition to the entrance fee an annual subscription of such amount as shall from time to time be fixed by resolution in general meeting. All subscriptions shall be payable in advance.
6. Every member or affiliate shall in addition to all other moneys payable by them or it forthwith pay to the Council all and every sum or sums of money which shall at any time and from time to time by resolution in general meeting be levied upon them or it as a member by the Council and which the Council shall consider necessary or expedient for the purpose of furthering the interests of the Council and its members.
TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
7. If any member or affiliate shall fail to pay their annual subscription or levy after it has become due, notice shall be sent to the member or affiliate calling their attention thereto, and if the member does not pay within one month of the day of the posting of such notice, the member or affiliate shall cease to be a member, but if at any time such member or affiliate shall give to the Committee a satisfactory explanation, the member or affiliate may, in the discretion o of the Committee and upon such terms as it may think fit, be readmitted to membership. Cessation of membership under this clause shall not affect the liability of the former member to pay all arrears of membership fees and other liabilities to the Council.
7.1 Any member or affiliate whose subscription is current may withdraw from the Council by giving one month’s notice in writing to the Secretary, and upon the expiration of such notice shall cease to be a member.
(a) If any member shall:
(i) cease to be a principal shipper or
(ii) become bankrupt, or make a composition with their creditors, or, being a company, go into liquidation whether voluntary or compulsory; or
(iii) be convicted of any fraud or crime in any Court of Law; or
(iv) infringe any of the Rules or Regulations of the Council or any By-law or Order of the Committee; or
(v) be guilty of any act, proceeding or practice likely, in the opinion of the Committee, to bring discredit to the Council or to be inimical to its objects; or
(vi) being a company, come under official management, or if a Receiver or Receiver and Manager is appointed by the Court or by any creditor thereof, such member may be required by the Committee to resign from membership.
(b) If, in the opinion of the Committee the interests of the Council require that a member or affiliate shall cease to be a member, the Committee may, if it thinks fit, by notice in writing, suspend the member pending the decision of a Special General Meeting called to consider the question of their expulsion. At such Special General Meeting the member or affiliate whose expulsion is under consideration, shall be allowed to offer an explanation, orally or in writing, of their conduct and if then two-thirds of the votes cast shall be for their expulsion they shall thereupon cease to be a member or affiliate: provided that the voting at any such Special General Meeting shall be by ballot if not less than five members, present thereat in person or by proxy, shall so demand.
7.2 A member or affiliate shall forfeit all right to any claim upon the Council and its property and funds on ceasing to be a member or affiliate provided that cessation of membership shall not release the member or affiliate from any of his existing liabilities to the Council.