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Posted in Rail News on 2019-11-09 16:59:39
The container stevedoring industry has imposed higher infrastructure charges on trucks and rail operators at ports within the last year, according to the ACCC’s container stevedoring monitoring report, and charges are expected to continue to rise.
Transport company Patrick will continue to invest heavily in
expanding its ports and rail businesses and does not plan to change
the business model at budget airline Virgin Blue.
If you have even driven on country Victoria’s highways, you may have noticed the plague of potholes and bumps – all thanks to a constant procession of heavy vehicles kicking the stuffing out of the road surface, combined with a lack of maintenance. Encouraging freight transport to move from road to rail could fix the problem, but it turns out there is already a State Government program in place to do so.