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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Submission (letter) to Regulations Review Committee re complaint about the Shipping (Charges) Amendment Regulations 2013 and the Marine Safety Charges Amendment Regulations 2013 (2015)

New Zealand Shipping Federation submission on a complain regarding SR 2008/319 Marine Safety Charges Amendment Regulations 2008.

  • The Federation shares the concerns expressed in the submission by Paul Wilson.
  • The Federation does not believe the response by the Ministry of Transport adequately addresses the concerns raised.
  • We are especially concerned that the response from the Ministry of Transport indicates that they believe that they have a power to raise taxes outside the normal taxation processes. We are also concerned that the approach taken by the Ministry of Transport means that Maritime NZ is not subject to the usual Parliamentary scrutiny of its expenditure to the extent that this is being funded by levies.
  • Given that these regulations have now been the subject of two complaints and that the complaints are similar even though a considerable period of time has elapsed between them, we believe the matters raised should be referred to the Auditor-General for her consideration.

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