Story: Shipping

Seafarers’ Union poster

Seafarers’ Union poster

Many nations protect their domestic trades through ‘cabotage’, restricting foreign competition. In 1994, however, New Zealand opened up its coastal trades, to the dismay of local shipowners and the maritime unions.

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipping - Recent developments, 1980s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2016