Tag: ara

Transport & Logistics

How Project i-Trace will transform rail operations

The Australian heavy haul rail sector is a major global competitor, having pioneered a number of world-firsts in technological innovation. However, there’s still more to do to maximise the industry’s capabilities and ward off hefty competition from road, which continues to dominate the domestic freight and logistics market. Inventory management, for example, remains a mostly…

10 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Be part of Project i-TRACE to transform the Australian rail sector

Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), writes about the ARA’s collaboration with GS1 Australia to standardise how materials are identified to eliminate the current challenge of managing efficient maintenance, repair and overhaul processes. The landscape in which our rail industry operates today is large and complex, causing challenges with cost,…

11 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Harmonising the rail industry’s digital future – the Smart Rail Initiative

The internet of things (IoT) – the concept of adding intelligence and direct communication between machines to improve their efficiency - is set to cause mass, cross-industry disruption. The number of IoT devices grew 31 percent year-on-year in 2017; and by 2020, the global market value is projected to be $7.1 trillion. But while the…

15 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Technology

Transport & Logistics

Urban rail and smart cities of the future

In recent years, 'smart cities' have created a lot of industry buzz, conjuring up images of flying cars, talking fridges and robot uprisings. But the question remains whether our growing obsession with technology is useful to the development of our cities and, in particular, what it means for the future of Australia’s transport networks. Ahead…

7 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

‘Intermodal Chain of Responsibility compliance practices need to be aligned’

In partnership with the Australasian Railway Association and Lloyd's List Australia, Informa are delighted to be running our 15th AusIntermodal Conference in Sydney in November.The agenda will cover a range of issues affecting containerised freight in Australia including; planning, funding and efficiency. One of the most important topics set to be examined during the two…

1 Oct 2015, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

NSW government plans major rail investments

The NSW government will invest $9 billion in public transport infrastructure and services over the next year, according to the latest state budget. Of that, around $1.5 million has been allocated towards new rail and light rail initiatives in Sydney - a decision welcomed by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA). "Liveable cities are built for…

23 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

NSW’s rapid transit rail to spearhead “war on congestion”

The NSW government is ready to take a hard line on the state's congestion problems - with an exciting new railway project set to lead the efforts. In response to years of complaints from commuters and other travellers in the state, the government recently revealed its new rapid transit rail network project, which promises to…

12 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Victorian rail freight to enjoy extra funding

Victoria's rail freight network received a massive boost at the start of this month after the state government committed to additional investment. According to the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), the government's decision to inject up to $220 million into Victoria's north-west rail freight network will reap massive benefits into the future. This investment will centre around…

8 May 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

ARA reveals “dramatic rise” in rail use

There has been a "dramatic rise" in the use of rail across all market segments, according to the Australasian Rail Association (ARA). An ARA-commissioned report, which featured contributions from 22 rail organisations, showed freight, light rail and passenger activity all increased in 2012 when compared with the previous year. The news is likely to be…

3 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

ARA highlights rail industry election proposals

The need for increased railway engineering funding is just one of the issues that has been raised by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) ahead of the upcoming federal election. ARA chairman Lindsay Tanner said the nation's rail industry contributes millions of dollars to the economy, as well as employing more than 100,000 people across the…

29 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

“Sustainability is about business viability, not altruism.”

Rail transport is regarded as the most viable option to make mobility more sustainable on an economical, social and environmental level. We had the chance to speak with Ash Salardini, Economist at the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) about the chances and challenges that the concept of sustainability holds for the rail industry. Question: Sustainability is…

24 Jun 2011, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Rail at a ‘crossroads’ says Don Telford

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=yIhV6eIeqmk] DON TELFORD, Chairman of Australasian Railway Association & CEO of Asciano Australasian Railway Association Chairman Don Telford says rail is at a crossroads and needs funding after years of neglect to realise its full potential as a safe, clean and labour-efficient mode of transport. While he doesn’t think the economic slowdown will impact much…

10 Nov 2008, by Informa Insights