Ausintermodal 2012 continued its long-standing tradition of bringing together Australasia’s key decision makers in the freight transport sector. The event provided an unrivalled opportunity to network and debate key issues with those at the forefront of advancing intermodal terminals and the national supply chain.
The conference commenced with the opening keynote address by The Hon. Terry Mulder, Minister for Transport for the Government of Victoria. Minister Mulder emphasised rail’s role in the freight supply chain especially as container trade through the Port of Melbourne grew. A more detailed account of the Minister’s address can be read on the Lloyd’s List Australia website.
Rachel Johnson, Deputy Director General – Freight and Regional Development at Transport for NSW outlined the long-term policies designed to enhance efficiency, capacity and sustainability in NSW’s freight network.
In the afternoon the focus shifted to the ports and Stephen Bradford, CEO at the Port of Melbourne delivered a fascinating account of major developments at Australasia’s largest container and general cargo port. The Port Capacity Project is the biggest landside port project in a generation.
Conference day two started controversial with presentations by Maurice James, Managing Director at Qube Logistics and Robin Renwick, First Assistant Secretary Moorebank Project Office, Department of Finance and Deregulation who both presented their views on the competing project proposals at Moorebank.
Further conference highlights included presentations by:
- Bryan Nye, CEO, Australasian Railway Association
- Llew Russell, CEO, Shipping Australia
- Russell Smith, CEO, Port Of Brisbane
- Murray Vitlich, Director Strategy & Business Development, Asciano
- Norm McIlfatrick, Secretary, Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources TAS
- Simon Ormsby, Executive General Manager Strategy & Growth, ARTC
- Robert Easthope, Managing Director Australia Region, Genesee and Wyoming
“Loved the case studies. “ General Manager Property & Development, Sydney Ports Corporation
“The mix of industry & companies was very good.” Bomen Business Park Project Manager, Wagga Wagga City Council
“The program was well constructed. I gained a lot of valuable information from this conference.” Deputy Director National Logistics, Department of Defence
“Excellent venue and very informative sessions.” Solutions Sales Consultant, GE Transportation
Good networking, good speakers, well run.” Senior Manager Supply Chain, Sydney Ports Corporation
Please contact Tim Bostridge for information regarding AusIntermodal 2013: email@example.com or +61 (2) 9080 4318