Build your career at Mainfreight

Our people strategy is simple: hire the right people, promote from within and always have the ability to grow with a talented, passionate and intelligent team.

Join our tight-knit family

At Mainfreight we are focused on growing our people in our own unique style. Whether you join us from school, university, or another job, our philosophy is the same: to hire people with the right attitude and passion, then help them develop the skills they need to succeed in our business, lead a team, a branch or a country one day.
The moment you become a member of the Mainfreight family, your career hits overdrive - if you want it to. Anything is possible here because you get to work right alongside the best people and make real-life decisions. We promote from within our own global pool of talent and give you the freedom to go as far as you dare.


Our unique culture

Our unique culture

This is a people business. We don’t have a widget or a gadget, we’re in the service industry. You’re dealing with customers and with people in our own teams, and that comes with some emotional intelligence.

Don Braid | Group Managing Director

The Three Pillars of Mainfreight


“Special people, Special company” embodies Mainfreight and its unique culture. We have developed a style of doing business, successful not only in New Zealand, but around the world.


We promote our people from within, and encourage innovative and decisive outlooks. Our team has a flat structure and regards each other as family, like our brothers and sisters.


All decisions that we make are on the basis that we will be here for another 100 years. This view shapes our approach to recruitment and training of team members, customers and supplier relationships.

Latest News

Stay up-to-date with Mainfreight news, industry updates and more!

23 May 2024 | Announcement

Introducing Noel - Airfreight Branch Manager of Hong Kong

We are thrilled to introduce Noel as the Airfreight Branch Manager of Hong Kong. Joining Mainfreight in 2017 as a Business Development Manager, Noel's remarkable journey showcases her exceptional leadership and sales prowess. See more here....

17 May 2024 | Announcement

Air & Ocean Market Update | Ocean Freight The Far East West Bound

The Far East West Bound trade is facing a challenging period with various factors contributing to the difficulties currently being experienced by importers and shipping lines including inventory management, transit times, transshipment congestion, supply / capacity management and equipment shortages. 

05 May 2024 | Announcement

NZ - EU Free Trade Agreement | 5 May 2024

The free trade agreement between New Zealand and the European Union, one of the globe's largest trading blocs, took effect on May 1, 2024.

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