We know the industry backwards.

Between us we have more than 100 years’ industry experience. This includes senior management and operational roles in major international and domestic logistics companies.

Steve, Troy and Stu are all founding shareholders and directors of, New Zealand owned, Orbis Global Logistics.

Orbis team: Troy Hageman and Stephen Fredricson
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Troy Hageman

Troy Hageman
+64 9 2222933

i make it happen

Troy has more than 30 years’ experience in the freight and logistics industry. He started on the lowest rung on the ladder but rapidly advanced through a variety roles at NZ Express.

He joined Kuehne + Nagel NZ as CEO in 1996, and during his tenure he oversaw the dynamic growth of the business as it became one of the most successful logistics providers in the country. Revenues increased from $10 million to $190 million, while the headcount went from 12 to more than 200.

Troy was formerly the CEO for Cooltainer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuehne + Nagel. This has provided him with extensive knowledge of the perishable industry in New Zealand and Australia, in both airfreight and sea freight.

Troy’s experience covers all areas of the logistics industry and he has particular expertise in sales and marketing, general management, mergers and acquisitions, as well as organisational strategy and development.

Stephen Fredricson

Stephen Fredricson
+64 21 376 148

i am a problem solver

Steve commenced working in the freight forwarding industry in 1990. He was initially involved in perishable airfreight operations for LEP International (now Agility), before undertaking a number of senior positions in the company.

He then worked for four years in the US and returned to New Zealand in 1999 to resume his career with LEP, and went on to hold senior airfreight sales and management roles.

In 2001 Steve was appointed New Zealand General Manager of Airborne Express which was subsequently purchased by DHL.

Steve joined Kuehne + Nagel NZ in 2003 where he held a number of senior management positions, including General Manager of Airfreight, Auckland Branch Manager and New Zealand General Manager of Seafreight.

Steve’s major strengths lie in operations especially in problem solving, procurement and ensuring high levels of service delivery.

Stuart Kingdon

Stuart Kingdon
+64 27 550 8530

i can help you

Stu joined LEP International (now Agility) in 1998 and initially worked in an export air operations sales role before moving to the sea freight division.

In 2004 he joined Kuehne + Nagel NZ as a sales cadet where he had responsibility for the Trans-Tasman route. This was followed by a senior role in long-haul trades which included Asia, the US and Europe.

Stu was appointed Auckland Sales Manager in 2010 where he was the head of new business. This involved team development, financial oversight and management of strategic accounts.

Stu is a highly skilled sales professional. He is a strong relationship builder and his deep industry knowledge allows him to provide clients with cost-effective logistics solutions.

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Cameron Hill
+64 27 260 3033

i am fresh

Cameron has 17 years’ experience in the logistics industry. He entered Mainfreight’s graduate program in 1999, and held several positions within the business across the logistics, domestic and international freight forwarding divisions.

From 2005 to 2013 Cameron was the Tauranga Branch Manager for Mainfreight International, which at the time was the largest freight forwarder in the Bay of Plenty.

Cameron then joined Cooltainer (under Kuehne + Nagel ownership) in 2013 and ran the Tauranga branch. The branch provided a dedicated door-to-door service across the cool chain for both fresh and frozen produce.

Rene Kunz

René Kunz
+64 275 587 799

i add value

Rene commenced his career as a customs clerk in 1989 with Jarratt Sandes & Co. After almost four years of brokerage experience he joined NZ Express in a sales role in Wellington.

He then moved to UTI, now DSV, as Wellington Sales Manager. Rene was with UTI for 24 years. He was a member of the NZ Leadership Team and travelled extensively in Asia Pacific in a commercial role.

Rene joined Orbis in 2018, bringing with him 30 years of experience, to look after the Wellington region.

He has considerable knowledge of supply chain management in the region and focuses on developing tailored solutions and building long-term relationships.


our partners

We have an unparalleled agency network which is linked to our world class IT platform.

These partnerships allow us to focus on delivering superior levels of service and provide our clients with a genuine differentiated offer.

We’re committed to acting in our clients’ best interests, so if one of our partners can’t provide the best package we have a range of options that will enable us to provide a viable, tailored solution.



We all know that IT is an invaluable resource that needs to provide business-critical information in real time, 24/7

Our IT platform is built on world class technology that features a Freight Management System, WMS and a PO Management Visibility System

With a simple login and password, you can track your shipments wherever they are in the Supply Chain

The platform allows us to anticipate and respond to any issues to ensure your freight is on-track.

Contact Troy to find out more.

Customer IT, track and trace portal


what we stand for

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We want to be different in order to make a difference. That applies to how we look. It signals that we believe building successful relationships is the pathway to doing successful business. We’re upfront and personal. This allows us to understand what’s important to you and to keep you up to date with what we’re doing. We want to put 'easy' back into doing business. Easy to get along and communicate with; relaxed but focused; informal without being casual. None of this is at the expense of professionalism. Our standards are high. There are no shortcuts, no compromises. We’re accountable, we follow through, we keep our word and we act with integrity. And our difference is also about attitude. Nothing is too much trouble, there’s always a new way of doing old things, we never stop learning and we treat barriers as opportunities.