Benefits of shipping:
Resilience for natural disasters or emergencies.
Ships carry hazardous / dangerous cargo more safely than road, rail and air.
15% of New Zealand's inter-regional freight is carried by sea
Ships can handle oversized, heavy and bulky cargo that road, rail and air can't.
Freight volumes are forecast to increase 50% by 2040.
It won't all fit onto our roads!
New Zealand’s total freight task: 278.7 million tonnes.
Coastal shipping carries approx 10 million tonnes (3.5%).
1.15m people are transported across the Cook Strait every year
The volume of domestic freight moved by shipping has increased 50% over the last 10 years.
Approx $28 billion road and rail freight is shipped between the North and South Islands each year
1 standard container Auckland to Christchurch:
road: $2200-$3000
rail: $1300 - $1900
ship: $850 - $1300
418,470 containers are moved around the NZ coast per annum
Shipping: one-eighth the emissions of road per tonne of freight moved
Benefits of shipping:
Lower emissions per tonne of freight moved.
Increasing total freight carried by ship by just 2% would reduce total transport emissions by 16%.
Benefits of shipping:
Greater control over our domestic supply chains.
Shipping: 60% the emissions of rail per tonne of freight moved
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Review of NZ Emission Trading Scheme is an opportunity to put things right

Review of NZ Emission Trading Scheme is an opportunity to put things right

Media Release 27 November 2015

The NZ Shipping Federation sees the review of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as an opportunity to put things right, says Annabel Young, Executive Director.

“Shipping is acknowledged as environmentally ahead of other transport options but the current form of the ETS penalises  coastal ship operators,” said Ms Young today. 

Operators of ships that travel into New Zealand from foreign waters do not have to pay for ETS credits as part of their fuel costs when refuelling (bunkering) in New Zealand.  They are competing with local operators who are charged the full price of local ETS credits.  This is not a level playing field, is unfair and adds to the cost to the goods transported.

The Federation will be advocating for coastal vessels to be treated equally with the international vessels with whom they compete.

The Federation will be making a submission to the Ministry of the Environment.  Submissions on this issue close on 30 April 2016.

For further comment or information:

Annabel Young           021 429 216