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What you need to know

The freight and supply chain system faces substantial changes over the coming years, including from climate change, geopolitical volatility, new technologies, and growing population and densification. There are also endemic problems in the system that prevent it from functioning optimally. Please see below for the strategy document and summary document.

The work to date

Aug 2023

Freight and Supply Chain Strategy released

Aug 2022

Report into certification of low emissions freight

Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport partnered with the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) on a feasibility study which found that a system of renewable freight certificates to certify low-emissions freight routes throughout the country is a feasible and achievable option.   

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Jul 2022

Publication of feedback on issues paper

We received 83 submissions and more than 500 pages of feedback through the public consultation process on the freight and supply chain issues paper. We are grateful to all the individuals and organisations who made a submission. 

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Jun 2022

Engagement with stakeholders

We analysed the submissions made during the consultation period and met with stakeholders to progress the development of the freight and supply chain strategy.

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Apr 2022–Jun 2022

Public consultation on the issues paper

Public consultation on the Ministry’s freight and supply chain issues paper ran between April and June 2022. The feedback we received will shape how we develop and focus the freight and supply chain strategy.  Links to the full report and a summary are below:

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Aug 2021–Mar 2022

Issues paper developed

The Ministry developed an issues paper following extensive engagement with a broad range of stakeholders including those operating or using the freight transport system, partner government agencies and local government.

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Get in touch

If you would like to engage with us on the Strategy, please email us at

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