Shipping schedule reliability has plunged to a historic low of 6 per cent from above 80 per cent before the pandemic, Stuff reports. Maritime Union of New Zealand national secretary Craig Harrison says we are now facing the very real danger of shipping services cutting back services. By April, schedule reliability in Auckland was running at 5.56 per cent and in Tauranga at 5.52 per cent. Harrison says the Government is wrong to believe the assurances of shipping lines that they will continue to service New Zealand as global shipping chaos worsens.
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