Budget 2012: 3 Changes Coming to the Logistics Industry
The recent budget for 2012 – 2013 has introduced three new interesting and overall positive improvements for the logistics industry.
While many have speculated that decisions made for the new budget is just the Labor Party’s way of trying to detract attention from the carbon tax controversy, it doesn’t stop these improvements from showing just how fruitful the logistics industry is going to be now and into the future.
1. Freight logistics hub in Sydney
The government plans to develop a multi-billion dollar logistics in west Sydney to help improve efficiency of freight movement to and from Port Botany. While this doesn’t signify an Australia-wide freight improvement, the fact that the government is devoting so much money to a single – albeit large – freight hub shows they intend to provide further improvements to the industry.
What will be interesting to see is if other logistic hubs start being constructed in other states and territories to achieve a fully-realised, galvanised logistics system. Of course this is a huge concept, but given that the government is acknowledging the worth of logistics in this country, it could be possible over a number of years.
2. New regulations
Regulations regarding heavy vehicles, rail safety and maritime safety are being invested in by the government to the amount of $38 million. What these new regulation reforms will be is still unknown, but if it’s all working towards the health and welfare of those involved in the freight and logistics industry, Cannon Logistics is all for it.
3. Nation Building II program
The government aims to work in conjunction with the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) in order to design the new Nation Building program ready for a start in 2014/2015. The purpose of the program is to run and oversee projects that have the key objective of improving the overall performance of land transport infrastructure. Given this as a national program, we’re excited to see what changes are made to benefit the logistics industry.
What did you think of the budget? Do you think these three changes will benefit the logistics industry? Share your thoughts in the comments below.