About the NTC's productivity program and related projects.
Freight transport plays a significant role in the Australian economy. Infrastructure Australia has forecast that between 2010 and 2030:
- truck traffic will increase 50 per cent
- rail freight will jump 90 per cent
- the number of containers crossing the nation’s wharfs will increase 150 per cent.
Enhancing freight productivity is essential to ensure Australia can meet the increasing demand for transport from a growing, aging and urbanising population. Improved productivity will help us to not just improve the economy, but also improve safety and environmental outcomes - because it can improve transport efficiency and decrease fuel use.Last Updated: 6/8/2015