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The Port of Melbourne in Australia launchesits 30-year development strategy

In a bid to meet future population growth and demand, Port of Melbourne is investing in multiple infrastructure projects including a new container terminal, berthing upgrades and rail development.Some of the developments already underway include upgrading the east and west berths of Swanson Dock, transforming port rail and working with the Government of Victorian on the planning and delivery of the Webb Dock freight link and rail terminal.

Port of Melbourne CEO, Brendan Bourke, said:

“Throughout the COVID-19 environment we have seen the essential role that freight plays in underpinning our economy and the critical role of the Port in operating 24/7, 365 days a year and delivering the goods Victorians and Australians need every day.We are committed to our investment program to ensure we remain the premier container port in Australia, a cornerstone of the Victorian economy and a supporter of Australian exports. It’s vital that we all stay focused on the bigger picture, delivering the right infrastructure and operating environment to drive efficiencies in the supply chain so that we can continue to play our role in the state’s economic future.”

There are also other projects in the pipeline including:

·         The expansion of Webb Dock east container terminal and upgrading berths

·         Integration of the port with the former Melbourne Wholesale Market site in Dynon

·         Relocating Tasmanian terminals to Appleton/Victoria docks

·         Development of the Webb Dock north container terminal

·         Development of a new liquid bulk capacity

·         Development of Yarraville land.

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