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BITRE • Australian sea freight 2008–09

The composition of the fleet by ship type is illustrated in Figure 6.1. Compared with 2007–08,

in 2008–09 there was:

• a decrease in the number of bulk carriers, from 27 to 20

• an increase in the number of container carriers, from 3 to 4

• a decrease in general cargo vessels, from 39 to 36

• a decrease in the number of livestock carriers, from 7 to 6

• a decrease in LNG tankers, from 6 to 2

• no net change in LPG tankers

• a decrease in the number of other tankers, from 8 to 6

• a decrease in the number of chemical tankers, from 1 to 0.

F6.1 Number of ships in the Australian fleet by ship type, 2008–09

Tankers, 6

LPG tankers, 3

LNG tankers, 2

Bulk carriers, 4

Livestock carriers, 6

Container carriers, 4

General cargo ships, 36

Sources:

LMIU 2010; Shipping companies (various)—personal communications.

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