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SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS.

MERCHANTS' OPINIONS

CHRISTCHURCH, April 16, The business and commercial coinin unity is gravely disturbed regarding [ the announcement of the prohibition of shipping from Australia. j It is contended that the prohibition might properly be applied to passenger ! traffic, but most serious results will ensue if extended to cargo-carriers and colliers. The coal supplies of Canterbury are now very low,' and without Australian shipments there is a .strong probability that industries may have to close down for three or four weeks. Opinion favours the right to quarantine rather than prohibition. (Received April 16, 2 p.m.) SYDNEY, April 16. Enquiries show that the shipping companies interested in New Zealand trade are awaiting further information regarding the embargo on Australian vessels. In view of the fact that the Dominion draws largely on Australia for coal and other supplies, doubt is expressed as to the shipping business being entirely cut off. The opinion expressed is that there is a possibility of passenger traffic "being prohibited only. and not to the cuvga steamers employed in the trade. The Shipping Controller, states that the- embargo will interfere 'greatly with the transport programmes, as many arriving transports call at Australia j before visiting New Zealand.

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SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9588, 16 April 1919

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SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9588, 16 April 1919

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