Second container port advice: evidence base: discussion paper

This paper discusses the complexity of planning port capacity and the operation of Victorian commercial ports. It presents evidence we will use to prepare our advice to the Minister. We consider key factors that are relevant to both when and where to invest in container capacity: 1. container demand projections; 2. navigating the Port Phillip Heads; 3. future ship size. In examining when to build a second port we consider: 1. potential capacity of the Port of Melbourne; 2. the capacity and availability of road and rail networks outside the port gate; 3. the environmental and social impacts of expanding the Port of Melbourne. In examining where to build a second port for both Bay West and Hastings we consider: 1. a design vessel; 2. concept design for each port; 3. road and rail transport links; 4. environmental and social impacts; 5. staging and cost.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 117p

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  • Accession Number: 01632521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781925632149
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2017 10:21AM