Pushed by the demands of the pandemic, Mainfreight managing director Don Braid says the logistics company will spend $540 million on new infrastructure

If there’s one theme that has come to epitomise the impact Covid-19 has had on many businesses it’s seriously congested supply chains.

Around the world, car production lines have been halted by a lack of semiconductors, liquor distillers have run out of bottles and retailers have experienced difficulties restocking inventories.

Just ask Don Braid who admits that times during the past 12 months were like being in the eye of a storm.

“Both internationally and also domestically, the volumes of freight would come at us in waves and we needed to quickly find extra capacity. Imported product would be delayed and then would suddenly arrive on your doorstep.”

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