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We are the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand Inc

Independent of Government, we strive to develop an environment favourable for our members.

CBAFF is a national federation concerned to promote the interests of all its members. Everyday we assist member companies and individuals working professionally and participating in customs broking and freight forwarding, or in any way affiliated with the wider transport industry.

‘Empty Depot Gate and Link Data’ launched today!

From 1st of March 2024, all PortConnect users have visibility of when and where empty containers transit through more than 18 Depot Locations, including the POAL Link Facility.

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Who will be awarded 2024 Young Logistics Professional ?

This event is a unique opportunity for entry-level professionals to be mentored and receive guidance from industry experts on their work and research activities.

CBAFF has called on all its members to embrace and promote the younger generation within their organisation. This is a great way to transfer expertise, facilitate growth, and accelerate the knowledge of your workforce.
Young people often approach problem-solving with a different lens, fueled by creativity, innovation, and a willingness to challenge the status quo. They are not only the leaders of tomorrow but also the inheritors of today's decisions, making their engagement in leadership roles pivotal for shaping a better future.
* Applications are now closed.

To encourage participation CBAFF offers subsidies for accommodation and travel expenses to the national conference in September in Christchurch, for the finalist and semi-finalist and more ....

If you have any questions, please send your email to admin(at)

Upcoming event - FREIGHT FUTURES 2024

Freight Futures Summit explores solutions to the key freight logistics and transport challenges experienced by New Zealand businesses.

Freight Futures 11-12 April, 2024 will analyse the latest developments, innovations, and transformative strategies poised to shape freight's future.

Key themes include:

  • Supply chain innovation and transformation to achieve resilience
  • Investing in the transport system infrastructure
  • Achieving freight transport and logistics system decarbonisation and sustainability
  • The future vision of integrated multi-modal freight networks
  • Freight workforce capacity, capability, safety and wellbeing

CBAFF members have access to a discount for this event, of 2-for-1 pricing.

Please email admin(at) for the promotional code

NZ Role in Green shipping

In 2021, New Zealand became a signatory to the Clydebank Declaration. That commits us to support the establishment of green shipping corridors or shipping route on which zero-carbon emissions ships and other emissions reduction programmes are deployed, and emissions reductions are measured. 

The shipping sector is the lifeblood of global trade, accounting for approximately 80 percent of all trade. The sector also represents about 3 percent of total CO2 emissions, that is to say that if shipping was a country, it would be the 6th biggest CO2 emitter. The prediction is that ...

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Congratulations to Gavin Powell on winning the 2023 CBAFF Young Logistics Professional Award!

This award was created to honour the achievers and young talents in our sector of whom we think he was most deserving this year; it is our hope that it will serve as motivation for his future achievements and those of his peers.

We would like to thank you Gavin,  and congratulate you on reaching this milestone. Receiving this award makes us confident that you are filling an important role within our sector and will play a key part in tomorrow's successes.

As the 2023 CBAFF YLPA winner, Gavin is now a FIATA YLP candidate and will compete for the highest honour in the global competition.

All the best Gavin!

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Entries for the next Young Logistics Professional Award 2024.

Stand out from the crowd and showcase your talents to others within your company and industry!


This award celebrates young, motivated, and innovative Freight Forwarders in New Zealand, and offers them the opportunity to gain valuable experience and further their career through advancement to the global competition.

* Applications have now closed.

Best wishes to all applicants.

Interested in attending our conference?

Next conference: Christchurch 2024

This event is held yearly and brings together an array of industry professionals to connect in an environment that enables you to foster relationships and generate new contacts.

This event is a most sought-after industry meeting, you can expect :

  • Amazing networking opportunities and activities
  • Relevant and informative sector analysis and updates
  • Inclusive and diverse panels
  • Opportunities to discuss shared challenges
  • Acquire the latest industry knowledge and available solutions
  • All in an atmosphere tailored to grow, exchange, and learn

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Move your freight

Do you need help importing/exporting items? Do you need help with Customs clearances?


Find a CBAFF Business Member in your city through our Member Directory to help with your freight requirements.



Whether you’ve been working in the freight industry a long time or are looking to get started or get your UUI number, CBAFF can help with a wide range of courses ranging from beginner level to advanced.

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Why should I join CBAFF?


Join today to receive benefits like discounted event rates, including to our annual conference, and access to resources and networking opportunities. We have a range of membership packages available to suit your needs.