More containers on trains means less trucks on the road

NSW Ports is working with logistics operators to increase transportation of containers by rail – resulting in operational efficiencies, reduced road congestion and lower emissions.

We have increasingly focused on growing the volume of containers transported to and from Port Botany by rail. Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre (Enfield ILC) opened in May 2016 and we actively participate in the Port Botany Rail Optimisation Group (PBROG) and engage with peak industry bodies and key logistics operators to promote the use of rail transport. We also monitor the utilisation of rail windows at Port Botany and work with stevedores to improve rail efficiency and throughput.

We advocate for infrastructure projects to support rail transport including the completion of the duplication of the Port Botany Rail Freight Line, reserving a corridor for a Western Sydney Freight Line, and developing additional intermodal facilities at Moorebank and Western Sydney.

Outcome

The volume of containers transported to and from Port Botany by rail has grown by 52% since the 2015 financial year. The Federal Government announced funding to complete the Port Botany Rail Line Duplication in 2018 and NSW Government planning approvals were granted for the Moorebank Intermodal facility in 2016.