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'Pick winners' or coastal shipping plan won't float – Dunphy

Brent Melville
Wed, 12 Jan 2022

'Pick winners' or coastal shipping plan won't float – Dunphy
Chris Dunphy says the answer isn't in handing over subsidies to existing players. (Image: supplied)
Brent Melville
Wed, 12 Jan 2022
A major freight company says plans to kickstart coastal shipping will be dead in the water unless the government backs commercial winners, rather than “taking shortcuts” in the form of taxpayer subsidised sailings.Chris Dunphy, executive director of Move Logistics, said while it's good to see heightened interest in coastal shipping by the government the priority should be to pick winners and back them – ensuring spending is targeted.A Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency report by Pacific Marine Management was released in Decem...

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