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Wednesday, 12 April 1972
Page: 1564

Mr Charles Jones asked the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

(1)   Between which ports do the (a) 'Bass Trader', (b) 'Sydney Trader*, (c) 'Australian Trader', (d) 'Princess of Tasmania' and (e) Echuca' operate.

(2)   What percentage of the cargo carrying space of these ships was utilised on each voyage during 1970 and 1971.

Mr Hunt (GWYDIR, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Interior) - As Acting Minister for Shipping and Transport I provide the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   At 1st March the ships in question operated between the following ports -

Bass Trader' - Melbourne and Bell Bay, Burnie, Devonport.

Sydney Trader' - Melbourne, Sydney, Port Kembla, Geelong, Adelaide, Hobart, Devonport, Burnie.

Australian Trader' - Melbourne and Bell Bay, Devonport, Burnie.

Princess of Tasmania' - Melbourne and Devonport

Echuca' - Melbourne and Devonport, Bell Bay.

(2)   The percentage of the cargo carrying space utilised on each voyage of 'Echuca' since its introduction into the ANL fleet is shown below. Such information is not compiled in this form for the other vessels named as they are of the roll-on roll-off type and their loading configuration can be different for each voyage.


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