Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities Report Released

Posted by on 18 May 2018

Ports Australia today joined the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Michael McCormack MP in thanking the independent Expert Panel and the team that put countless hours into the Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities Report that was released today.

Ports Australia CEO, Mike Gallacher, said, “This report is a crucial step towards better understanding Australia’s supply chain and how to improve it to the benefit of all Australians.”

“We are happy that the independent Expert Panel has noted that Coastal Shipping needs to play a role in handling domestic freight task.”
“One of the key recommendations is that regulatory barriers limiting the ability of coastal shipping be removed and recognises sea freight as a sustainable and crucial mode of transport in Australia’s future supply chain.”

“Ports Australia has commissioned an extensive report into Coastal Shipping reform and the benefits it may bring and look forward to sharing and discussing that reports findings with the Australian Government.”

“The freight task is doubling by 2030 a freight tsunami is on its way and we as a country need to be ready.”

“Better data and analytics will play a key role in this preparation but so will smart policy and legislation that makes the most of what we currently have and ensure future investment is not squandered," Mike Gallacher concluded.