Department: Agencies
Project Location(s): Auckland, NZ

The SEAWAY Group of Companies is an Australian owned Shipping Agency & Logistics Company with 300 staff in offices across New Zealand, Australia and China.

We are agents for first class principals TS Lines, Höegh Autoliners and Marfret. In addition, we specialise in all areas of supply chain management including Sea Freight, Air Freight, Road/Rail Transport, Dry/Cold Warehousing and all forms of cargo.

SEAWAY is a progressive business with a professional, energetic team and a friendly, inclusive culture. We are focused on providing pathways for success through our strategic planning and active management, and we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, supportive and professional organisation.

SEAWAY is seeking to hire an accomplished Senior Manager with extensive experience in Liner Shipping to fill the position of Line Manager – TS Lines, in our Auckland office.  This role will hold full responsibility for the leadership and management of our sales and customer service activities for TS Lines Ltd in New Zealand.

T.S. Lines was formed in Taipei July 2001 and has expanded rapidly to become a key regional carrier. From Intra Asia specialists, T.S. Lines has grown to offer an extensive service network throughout North Asia, South East Asia, Indian Sub-Continent, the Middle East, USA, Australia and now New Zealand.

Seaway Agencies is proud to represent T.S. Lines in Australia and New Zealand.


Based in our Auckland office and with two direct reports, this position which will suit a strategic thinker and brilliant communicator with extensive shipping industry experience, preferably in sales and commercial management.

This role requires a proactive and assertive leader with a proven ability to perform at a senior level in an often fast-paced and demanding environment. In addition to our minimum success criteria, we will be looking for candidates with strong leadership experience as well as demonstrated success in fostering relationships with industry stakeholders and the ability to deliver business growth objectives.

This position is based in Auckland but travel to Australia will be a requirement of this position.


Minimum Success Criteria: 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Senior Position within the Shipping industry
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience staff management and leadership
  • Exceptional sales and customer service skills
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Approachable and effective leader
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills

How can you stand out?

  • Experience in a Sales Commercial Manager position
  • Strength in systems including CargoWise
  • Excellent negotiation, collaboration and influencing skills
  • Passion for the shipping industry

Finally, a competitive remuneration package is on offer to the right candidate.


All applications must include a resume and cover letter and can be sent to

Applicants that we select to interview will be contacted within 2 weeks of receiving an application. Please note as part of the recruitment process, the successful candidate will be required to participate in pre-employment screening which may include a 100 Point ID and police check.

No Agencies please.