26 per cent over the next decade

Australia’s freight is set to grow

Friday September 9, 2016 – According to new research conducted by the National Transport Commission (NTC) Australia’s transport freight task is set to grow by as much as 26 per cent over the next decade. The report forecasts that over the next decade domestic freight will increase by 26 per cent and domestic passenger movements will increase by 19 per cent.

“The Global Financial Crisis slowed the growth of freight and passenger transport movements but now that our economy is growing faster, we are back on an upward trajectory.” says Chief Executive of the NTC, Paul Retter.  “The next decade will be a crucial time for Australia’s transport sector,” he described. .“Not only are we set to experience significant growth in transport movements, but we are likely to also see the biggest technological transformation of the way we move people and freight since the car replaced horses.”

The Who Moves What Where report will provide useful information to governments and industry about the nature of Australia’s freight and passenger movements, and will help those involved in infrastructure, planning and investment, operational improvements and regulatory changes. The report is the most comprehensive analysis of Australia’s freight and passenger transport since the NTC’s Twice the Task report was released 10 years ago.

“This data has been compiled from more than 150 different sources and for the first time provides an overview of what kinds of freight and passenger movements are likely to occur between now and 2026,” he said.

The report also includes localised data, providing useful state and territory transport forecasts and analysis of related challenges.

Read more in the online Trailer Magazine article

Source: National Transport Commission (NTC) / Trailer Magazine

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