Short-Haul Rail Assessed

Short-haul intermodal rail

A new study commissioned by the Australian Railway Association drills into the viability of getting short-haul rail working in conjunction with Australia’s main containerports.

Short-distance rail shuttles to and from Australian ports can be competitive with trucks but only if there are suffi cient payload and backloads as well as prompt turnarounds. This was the proposition put to delegates at the Australian Maritime Logistics Research Network (AMLRN) 2020 Symposium in November by Tristan Anderson, Market Sector Leader – Transport, GHD Advisory.

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