Meat rates rise
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• Expected haulage rates for 1970 have been announced by the Smithfield Meat Carriers Association. Summarized they are: ex London ship or store to London stores and up to 10 miles, increase from 65s to 75s per ton; up to 25 miles, 75s to 85s; up to 50 miles, 85s to 100s; up to 120 miles, 125s to 150s; up to 200 miles 170s to 200s; up to 300 miles, 225s to 250s. Refrigeration, when provided, 15 per cent increase on the above rates. Waiting time for loading at stores rises from 40s to 60s per hour but with no charge for waiting up to two hours, if started in that period. The charge for storage of meat on a vehicle rises from 60s to 90s per ton per day or part of a day.