EFFECT OF THE WAR. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun Services.) LONDON, December 11. Shipping freights exceed the rates ruling in the boom period of 1912. The difficulty of obtaining crews has been overcome by numbers of fishermen signing on. Despite the reduced supply of tonnage, the demand is brisk, resulting In double rates for many voyages.
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SHIPPING FREIGHTS, Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914