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Transport - Shipping

ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

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set out
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Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Jeanette Fitzsimons

Investigate proposals for a concessionary 'tonnage tax' and/or a container tax as discussed by the multi-party Shipping Review as a means of developing the coastal shipping industry.
Continue to work for the development of a transportation system that reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases by moving freight from trucks to rail and coastal shipping where possible, and personal transport from cars to public transport, cycling, car pooling and walking
Ensure that adequate labour standards on international vessels in New Zealand waters are maintained, irrespective of the flag under which the ship operates
Support the move under CER to consider trips between Australian ports, New Zealand ports, and Australian and New Zealand ports as a single market

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Annette King

Not
set out
on
their
website.

Maori Party Hone Harawira  
National Party of New Zealand Hon Maurice Williamson

Not
set out
on
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website.

New Zealand First Peter Brown

Upgrade highways, particularly those serving ports, to accommodate trucking
Providing incentives for cargo movers to direct more of their freight to rail or coastal shipping by introducing a Rail Freight Grant scheme that will allow expansion of the network
Establish an inquiry into which favourable fiscal regime is best as a means of improving the viability of New Zealand's shipping industry
Equally favourable fiscal regimes will be provided as appropriate for Australasian/Pacific shipping
Explore alternative funding bases for the coastguard and other water safety organisations

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Hon Peter Dunne

Promote barging and coastal shipping services where economically viable as an alternative to land-based freight movement

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
Libertarianz
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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