Super B-doubles to start at Port Botany in February

By: Jason Whittaker


Super B-doubles will soon be introduced at Port Botany to boost productivity at the New South Wales port. Phillip Halton, General

Super B-doubles will soon be introduced at Port Botany to boost productivity at the New South Wales port.

Phillip Halton, General Manager of Compliance and Freight Strategy at the Road and Traffic Authority (RTA), says the NSW Government is working closely with a number of companies in order to start trialling super B-doubles in February.

"The Government’s commitment is to commence super B-doubles at Port Botany as soon as possible and it is entirely likely that vehicles might commence operation during this month," he says.

According to Halton, super B-doubles will be granted access to land "that connects the port, connects various stevedores, a couple of their holding yards, the Australian Custom Service facilities and some other container yards and processing facilities".

Halton says super B-doubles will enhance vehicle movement as well as efficiency in terms of the capacity of traffic that can move through the port’s facilities.

"You can pick up two 40-foot boxes with one prime mover which is splendid," he says.

The introduction of the super B-double is currently limited to an as-yet unspecified trial period.

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