Sunday 28th Feb, 2021

Discussion opens for National Freight Data Hub

Tasmania’s port operator TasPorts has received the best financial results since its inception in 2006, with a recorded consolidated net profit of $12 million for 2018-19.

The Federal Government has released its first discussion paper on the design of the National Freight Data Hub to create a more competitive, efficient and productive future for Australia’s freight.

Over the next 18 months, the Federal Government will invest $5.2 million to help design a hub in collaboration with industry, governments and stakeholders.

“A well-designed Hub will improve access to and sharing of valuable freight location and performance data,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack.

“I encourage all those with an interest to invest the effort to engage closely with my Department and participate in the submission process and follow up workshops, to ensure the design meets the needs of the freight industry,” he said.

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Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the Federal Government is committed to helping meet Australia’s growing freight challenges and improve international competitiveness.

“Enhanced access to freight data helps industry, governments and others streamline day-to-day freight operations, make better investment decisions and evaluate the performance of Australia’s freight system,” Buchholz said.

The Hub commitment also builds on the comprehensive ‘Freight Data Requirements Study’ from the iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre released back in April.

Submissions to the National Freight Data Hub: Discussion Paper 1 close on Friday 6 December 2019.