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Port of Brisbane hosts national logistics workshop
Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) today hosted a workshop led by the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) to inform the ALC’s submission to the Federal Government’s Inquiry into National Freight Chain Supply Priorities.
Posted on Friday, 07 July 2017 (Archive on Sunday, 07 January 2018)
PBPL Chief Executive Officer, Mr Roy Cummins, said about 25 representatives from Federal and State government as well as industry met to discuss freight issues and supply chain challenges across road, rail and sea.
“Port of Brisbane was pleased to facilitate the workshop on behalf of ALC to help articulate key challenges confronting the logistics supply chain and to identify practical actions to deal with them,” said Mr Cummins.
“Right across the country, freight supply chains are facing many pressures including overall competitiveness, infrastructure needs, urban growth pressures, and emerging technologies.
“Take rail, for instance. While the Inland Rail project has the opportunity to be a ‘game-changer’ for the freight industry, ultimately it’s not going to deliver the full benefits for agricultural and resource exporters, in particular, if it doesn’t connect port-to-port.
“But it’s critical the Inquiry also considers the enormous positive impact good freight planning can have on the community – on the liveability of our cities and regions more broadly.
“A full end-to-end solution for Inland Rail, connecting to Brisbane, can do this by relieving pressure on already congested roads and creating a better commuter experience by taking freight off the passenger line. It can be a win-win for the community and industry.”