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Forum to focus on intermodal freight


Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 ( #604 ) - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ian Murray AM, session chair and executive director of the Export Council of Australia.
Industry and union leaders will debate the critical steps that need to be taken to improve freight efficiency and productivity at Australian ports and intermodal terminals at the ALC Forum 2013 being held from 12-14 March in Melbourne.

"2013 will be a big year for operators of Australia’s major ports and intermodal facilities, with a number of significant initiatives in the pipeline aimed at improving freight efficiency and productivity," says Ian Murray AM, session chair and executive director of the Export Council of Australia.

"These include major infrastructure projects to improve capacity at Port Botany and Port of Melbourne; Asciano’s plans to automate its operations in Sydney; the pending announcement of a third stevedore at the Port of Melbourne; and the refinancing of Port Botany.

"There is also progress occurring at Moorebank, which forum delegates can hear about from the newly appointed chair of the Moorebank Intermodal Company, Dr Kerry Schott."

The session will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, 13 March 2013. Session panelists include:
• Session chair, Ian Murray AM, executive director, Export Council of Australia
• Dr Kerry Schott, chair, Moorebank Intermodal Company
• Hans Anneveldt, VP Intermodal, QR National
• Stephen Bradford, CEO, Port of Melbourne Corporation
• Paddy Crumlin, national secretary, Maritime Union of Australia
• Geoff Smith, MD, SCT Logistics
• Murray Vitlich, director strategy and business development, Asciano
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