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1,171m tonnes of freight moved in Aust

<p>Around 1,171m tonnes of freight were transported in Australia during the 12 months ended March 31,2001, according to new Bureau of Statistics findings.</p> <p>This translated to 320,108m tonne-km, which was predominantly moved by rail, road and sea. </p> <p>Rail accounted for 42%, sea for 30% and road for 28%. Airfreight accounted for less than 1%.</p> <p>In terms of total tonnage, road and rail made up 96%.</p> <p>Because of the long average hauls for domestic shipping, sea freight accounted for a much higher proportion of tonne-km travelled than total tonnage moved.</p> <br />