Freight

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Freight transport
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Container stevedoring monitoring report 2020-21

This report presents information on the financial and operational performance of the monitored container stevedores, as well as observations regarding key developments within the sector relating to COVID-19 and prior supply chain transformation, competition and port regulation.
Report

Inland Rail: derailed from the start

The Inland Rail project has the potential to provide significant benefit to rural, regional and urban communities — enabling a more efficient movement of freight across Australia and further diversification of the nation’s freight infrastructure. However, throughout this inquiry, the committee heard a number of...
Briefing paper

UK business and policy leadership for net zero: analysis of progress to reduce emissions

This paper explores how much progress has been made towards reducing emissions in four key UK sectors – power and energy, built environment, road transport, and agriculture and land use.
Report

Freight and ports sector review

This report looks at the freight sector elements of the national infrastructure. The report identifies international 'megatrends' in the sector, and assesses their likely impact on the New Zealand freight and ports sector.
Report

Improving road safety in Australia

This inquiry was established to inquire into and report on the steps that can be taken to reduce Australia's road accident rates, and investigate the impact of trauma and death on our roads.
Report

National transport regulatory reform

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to assess the economic impact of reforms to transport regulation agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008-09. Those reforms relate to heavy vehicle safety and productivity, rail safety and maritime safety. This report outlines...
Report

The challenge of decarbonizing heavy transport

The transportation sector is responsible for about one-quarter of global GHG emissions and emissions are growing, even in the developed world where other emissions are generally flat. The challenge of decarbonising this sector is global, but this paper focuses on policy options in the United...
Report

Infrastructure priority list: update to the February 2020 infrastructure priority list

The Infrastructure Priority List is the authoritative guide to the priority infrastructure investments Australia needs to secure a sustainable and prosperous future. Reflecting the national need for infrastructure investment to progress quickly, this mid-year update has been launched for the first time
Discussion paper

Independent review of the Victorian ports system: discussion paper

The Independent Review of the Victorian Ports System was formally launched by the Minister for Ports and Freight, the Hon. Melissa Horne, at a Ports Round Table event on 30 January 2020. The release of this discussion paper for public comment is an important step...
Report

Moving to zero: accelerating the transition to zero-emissions transport

This publication is Australia’s first comprehensive guide to reaching zero emissions in the transportation sector. It draws from an extensive survey of over 300 reports, research papers, news articles and transport policy documents, which where were collated over nine months.
Working paper

Green freight 2020

The Ministry of Transport has produced this working paper to provide the government with a range of options to support greater uptake of alternative green fuels in the road freight industry. This is part of the Ministry’s wider programme of work to reduce greenhouse gas...
Report

Freight outcomes from regional rail upgrades

This audit examines whether regional rail upgrades are improving rural freight outcomes in a timely and cost-efficient way.
Strategy

National rail action plan

This plan is an agreed set of actions that will be undertaken by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments and key members of the rail industry.
Draft report

The draft New Zealand rail plan

This draft plan outlines the New Zealand Government’s vision and priorities for rail. The long-term vision is for New Zealand’s national rail network to provide modern transit systems in the largest cities, and to enable increasing volumes of freight to be moved off the roads...
Report

Biofuels and transport: an Australian opportunity

This report canvasses the potential development of an Australian biofuel industry, outlining policies that have been central to the successful development of the sector in other markets.
Draft report

National transport regulatory reform: draft report

Reform in the transport sector has been disappointingly slow and has not delivered the expected productivity gains, according to this Productivity Commission draft report. The report suggests that moving to national regulation should be seen as one practical step towards improving safety and productivity.
Strategy

National freight and supply chain strategy: national action plan

This action plan sits alongside the Freight Plan Strategy and details key actions to be delivered by government to achieve goals of the Strategy. The plan will be informed by priorities identified in Commonwealth, state and territory freight plans and policies.
Strategy

National freight and supply chain strategy

This document sets an agenda for coordinated and well-planned government and industry action across all freight modes over the next 20 years and beyond. It sets a national vision for freight systems and supply chains to contribute to a strong and prosperous Australia.
Discussion paper

National transport regulatory reform: issues paper

The Productivity Commission has been asked to complete this inquiry by April 2020, and to consult with stakeholders, including transport operators, drivers, industry groups, end users and State, Territory and local governments. This issues paper outlines a range of issues and questions on which the...
Draft report

Draft Queensland transport strategy

The 30-year vision detailed in this draft strategy shows how the Queensland government plans to harness emerging transport trends to continue to move people and products safely and efficiently into the future.