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Shortages in Refrigerated Shipping

Publication Type:
Occasional Paper 94

Publication Subject(s):

ISBN:
0 644 09391 9

ISSN:
0157-7085

Release Date:
February 1989

Changes in the markets for Australia’s refrigerated exports have created pressures on cargo facilities on ships and at ports. This demand has led some exporters to express concern at the difficulties in obtaining sufficient cargo space, particularly during the peak season. This Paper aims to provide an overview of the seaborne export of refrigerated goods, identify whether problems exist and their magnitudes, and explore possible future directions for change.