Coasting trade


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trade carried on by water between neighboring ports of the same country, as distinguished from foreign trade or trade involving long voyages.

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The company's vessels operate under the US Jones Act which reserves domestic waterborne commerce to vessels that are US owned, built and crewed and the Canada Coasting Trade Act which reserves domestic waterborne commerce to Canadian registered and crewed vessels that operate between Canadian ports.
Vessels of this sort, made of local oak, had long been employed in the coasting trade that linked together the ports of south-west England and South Wales.
"Its location in shallow waters, suggest that either the vessel was nearing an intended port-of-call, or else was engaged in a coasting trade, moving products to market over short distances up and down the coast," said a press release from the Department of Antiquities.
Little wonder that the 'Sydney Morning Herald' of the 5th January reported: "It will be seen by the above that the coasting trade, a great portion of which is carried on by steam vessels, is becoming very important, and employs a considerable quantity of both labour and capital.
They were mostly made in Bristol, England, and are found in considerable numbers in sailors" homes, where they were brought as lovers" gifts by seafaring men engaged in the coasting trade.
the overseas and coasting trade. Although they prospered form this strategy, it left them desperately vulnerable to the trade policies which Britain adopted after 1763 and impelled their city into revolutionary leadership while other colonial cities were less adversely affected.
According to Benito Legarda, the Society published in 1852 a paper that reiterated the proposal; however, he also mentions that the organization had to contend with other more powerful forces that generally blunted its development aspirations.(14) The pro-free trade Manuel Azcarraga, who once served as provincial governor in parts of colonial Luzon, earlier reported on the existence of grave and relentless opposition to the opening of new ports by defenders of the coasting trade.(15)
Farren himself played a rather superfluous role compared to Spanish actors who struggled over this issue.(30) He forged an alliance, however, with other strategically positioned Spaniards (best represented by members of the Royal Economic Society)(31) who, in squabbling with their opponents (Spaniards and local Chinese mestizos with interests in the coasting trade), were later able to take advantage of a fissure in Manila's unstable political structure to push their agenda.
Reportedly presented as an experimental opening restricted to the export of native produce, the 1851 proposal was meant to allay the fears of coasting trade interests and other quarters opposed to "foreigners".
Without a consensus but with an unusual majority vote instead, the Consejo formally challenged the policy on the new ports, proffering reasons that included the negligible income raised by the customs houses, the need to contain smuggling, the injury to Spanish interests in the coasting trade and the commerce of Manila, and "the small stimulus given by the Ports to the trade of their respective districts".(85)