Tasmania gains state freight and logistics industry snapshot

Freight and Logistics Toolkit offers insight into intermodal options for exporters

Tasmania gains state freight and logistics industry snapshot
Mike Brindley


The Tasmanian government has linked with the Tasmanian Logistics Committee (TLC) and Tasmanian Transport Association (TTA) to compile an insight into the state’s intermodal transport operation.

The Freight and Logistics Toolkit (FLT) was devised with a view of assisting exporters explore their freight options, but also providing an intermodal transport snapshot in the state.

It is backed by recent data showing that Tasmania grew its merchandise exports by 0.8 per cent in the year to January 2021 compared to the previous year, while Australia as a whole saw a drop of 5.6 per cent.

The FLT therefore aims to increase long-term competitiveness and viability through freight and logistics improvements.

The Toolkit, an initiative under the Trade Action Plan 2021, was developed in collaboration with TLC and TTA.

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"It provides trading businesses with the knowledge and resources they need to transport their products globally," a government statement reads.

Along with an overview of the Tasmanian freight and logistics environment, and considerations for moving products out of Tasmania, the FLT also includes a register of Tasmanian freight and logistics suppliers operating in the state.

"Access to market and efficient supply chain management are necessary considerations for all Tasmanian businesses when planning current and future freight and logistics requirements," TLC secretariat Mike Brindley says.

"The Tasmanian Logistics Committee and the Tasmanian Transport Association recognise this and are proud to have supported the development of the Freight and Logistics Toolkit as a starting point for business owners to examine their own freight needs."

The FLT can be viewed here.

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