Story: Freight and warehousing

Dunedin, 1882

Dunedin, 1882

In 1882 the Dunedin left Port Chalmers for London, carrying the first cargo of frozen meat and the first small shipment of butter. The attempt to carry easily spoiled goods in a new way was not without incident. The cold air ducts which maintained the refrigeration became blocked by ice. In order to clear them, the captain crawled down and chipped the ice away.

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Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , 'Freight and warehousing - International freight and warehousing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

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