About SLM

SLM Limited was incorporated under the Companies Act 1993 on the 22nd day of July 1998. Two friends founded SLM becoming, the shareholders and directors. SLM Limited has a combined experience in the shipping and distribution industry of over 50 years.

SLM acts as a shipper’s agent to locate and coordinate the best shipping solution. At the same time, SLM acts as a Shipping Line’s agent to identify and coordinate bookings. A true Win/Win/Win.

SLM Limited works very closely with shipping companies such as Wallenius Wilhelmsen Line  for breakbulk shipments, and several container shipping companies.

SLM acts on the shippers’ behalf to locate the best shipping method to obscure and far away ports using existing service providers. This involves knowing where various shipping lines need containers. With this knowledge, SLM has opened up new markets for shippers.

SLM assists many NZ timber mills in shipping to Australia, USA and the rest of the world in containers, bolsters and break-bulk. Once again ,with different methods, SLM has differentiated itself from competitors.

SLM ships many “out of the ordinary” cargoes, including huge mining equipment and dump trucks, circus equipment, caravans, camper vans, truck and trailer units, pool shells and pleasure boats.

SLM, through its sister companies, Unit & Pallet Protection NZ Ltd and New Zealand Timber and Dunnage Ltd, provides expertise and materials in packaging and protection of breakbulk cargoes and the supply of packaging timbers.

In summary, SLM Ltd directors are very experienced in all areas of shipping and logistics services. They know most of the shakers and movers in the industry. They can provide a better and cheaper service to many shippers, or at least confirm that current shipping arrangements are very good!

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Meet Our Team

SLM’s team consists of 6 consultants, each with a specific role within the company. SLM’s business model allows each partner to work from home, allowing for a flexible, on the go business.

Bruce Buchanan
Bruce BuchananDirector
Roslyn Scown
Roslyn ScownExports Coordinator
Andrew Hoogstraten
Andrew HoogstratenExports Coordinator
Neil Buchanan
Neil BuchananBooking Agent
Hans Hoogstraten
Hans HoogstratenDirector
Angela Keepa
Angela KeepaBooking Agent

Shipping Partners

SLM’s good relationship with the major shipping lines in the industry will guarantee customers a good rate. SLM has a 25 year history with some of these shipping lines which will ensure a smooth service.