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ALC celebrates National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy Review

The ALC welcomes the decision fast track a review of critical freight and supply chain strategy

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) is celebrating a decision made by infrastructure and transport ministers from all levels of government to bring forward the National Freight and Supply Chain (NFSC) Strategy Review.

The recent decision from the Infrastructure and Transport Ministers’ Meeting (ITMM) was to bring forward the review of the strategy by a year to this calendar year.

The ALC says the decision is welcome news to Australia’s supply chain, freight and logistics sectors who have previously advocated to bring the review forward since the strategy was released in 2019.

The ALC says this has been suggested because COVID-19 brought supply chain vulnerabilities to the forefront, climate events continue to impact infrastructure nationally, technology continues to transform business and geopolitical tensions still exist.

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In the meantime, workforce issues are also impacting the sectors, urban planning issues continue and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is fundamental to the supply chain’s future.

The ALC says the NFSC strategy recognises the importance of protecting freight corridors and industrial land as well as extending the education of urban planners to include supply chain and freight logistics, but the council says much more needs to be done in relation to these and many other issues.  

“The ALC celebrates this recent outcome and looks forward to facilitating industry feedback for the review and attending the next ITMM scheduled for December to provide further advice and recommendations,” the ALC says.

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