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How we can fix New Zealand's ports – Don Braid

Brent Melville
Thu, 23 Jun 2022

How we can fix New Zealand's ports – Don Braid
Mainfreight chief executive Don Braid. (Image: Supplied)
Brent Melville
Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Mainfreight chief executive Don Braid says New Zealand needs to slash the number of its container ports to a ‘maximum’ of three to avoid being side-lined by major shippers.The 18-year veteran CEO of the NZX-listed multinational logistics company told a supply chain forum in Auckland on Wednesday that container cranes sitting at most of the country’s 13 ports was a “waste of assets and inefficient", particularly given that the profits find their way back to the Nordic region.Braid said his preference would be to oper...

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