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Changing tides: a return to Australia’s shipping industry

19 March 2023

4:00 AM

19 March 2023

4:00 AM

From 1851, paddle steamers could transport up to 2,000 bales of wool along the Murray River, with engines that were predominantly 20hp steam engines with side paddles fueled by local logs, with no price cap!

Today, to transport 2,000 bales of wool, requires 20 semi-trailers, each with 400 hp turbocharged diesel engines.

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