Roads and Ports Minister to address freight industry future


Minister for Roads and Ports Tim Pallas will talk about the future of the Victorian freight industry next month.

Victorian Minister for Roads and Ports Tim Pallas will talk about the issues facing the future of the Victorian freight industry at a luncheon next month in Melbourne, as part of Freight 2009.

As well as discussing the Victorian freight network strategy and what the government will do for the industry, Pallas will also address the launch of the Port of Melbourne Truck Optimisation Plan (TOP) report and the launch of the Victorian section of the Logistics Information and Navigation Centre (LNC) website.

TOP has been a collaborative effort between industry and government to identify ways to improve truck utilisation and productivity in the landside logistics chain through the Port of Melbourne.

The VTA says promoting the transport and logistics industry is a challenge and the launch of the LINC website in Victoria will be a step in the right direction to help promote career paths and employment opportunities within the sector.

Pallas opened Freight 2009 earlier this month, which is the first of its kind and comes after ten Freight Weeks which have been held in the state since 1991.

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