Story: Freight and warehousing

Seafarers’ union poster

Seafarers’ union poster

Deregulation of shipping included the removal of restrictions (known as ‘cabotage’) on foreign competition. With the end of cabotage, international ships were able to take part in New Zealand’s coastal shipping trade. One result was reduced freight costs. Another was reduced participation by New Zealand firms and seamen. This poster protests the lack of New Zealand involvement in coastal shipping.

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Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , 'Freight and warehousing - Deregulation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/23464/seafarers-union-poster (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , published 11 Mar 2010