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Mike Knowles

Zespri International

Zespri Strategic Relationships – Shipping Manager / NZ Council of Cargo Owners Chair

Mike Knowles has been involved in shipping for Zespri International Ltd for more than 20 years, firstly as Shipping Manager and more recently stepping into a new role still within shipping as Strategic Relationships – Shipping Manager. Prior to this he spent ten years in Zespri’s Europe office in Antwerp where he was the Europe Operations Manager.

Mike is also Zespri’s representative on the NZ Council of Cargo Owners (formerly the New Zealand Shippers Council) which he chaired for five years. He has recently been re-elected as Chair for a 1 year term.

Covid disruptions and the way forward

Hear how Zespri and other members of the NZ Council of Cargo Owners have dealt with global supply chain disruptions over the last 3 years and what supply chain steps need to be taken to prepare NZ for the future post covid freight task.

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