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O.C. WELLINGTON, this day. Despite the fact that ships are frequently held up by bad weather, the total shipments of coal from Greymouth and Westport last year were 20 per cent higher than in 1938-39. In that pre-war year the total shipments of coal f'-mti the two ports amounted to 562,100 tons. In, 1f.44.45 the shipments totalled just on 679 700 tons, reads a statement issued,by the' Economic Information Service. . _ Larger shipments from Greymouth are responsible for this increase in coal'shipped from the West Coast. Greymouth Harbour reports show that where 135.700 tons of coal were shipped in 1938-39, more than double that quantity, or 277 800 tons were shipped in 1944-45. Total figures for Greymouth are:— 1938-39, 135,700; 1939-40, 143,400; 1943-44, 272,900; 1944-45, 277,800. Shipments from Westport according to the published reports of the Marine Department, have declined since 1938-39. Detailed figures for Westport are:—l93B-39, 426,300; 1939-40 408,380: 1943-44, 401,500; 1944-45 401,800. The decline at Westport is stated to arise mainly from the working out of some important coal seams. Preliminary work is now in progress to open up new areas which may be brought into production next year.

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SUPPLY OF COAL, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945

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SUPPLY OF COAL Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 180, 1 August 1945

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