Freight transport to north west Australia 1975 to 1990

Many of the ways of meeting transport needs in the Pilbara, under the present pattern of development, had total resource costs within a few percent of the minimum. These options included unit load ships to cover a range of sea shares of the transport task from 80% to zero, upgrading of the existing rail system and new rail construction to close the Meekatharra - Mt Newman gap. However, rail transport clearly offered the least cost choices for the higher tonnages required by the Pilbara Industrial Complex. Among the better options was standard gauge construction from Geraldton to Mt Newman. At this level of industrial development, possible backloading opportunities, not accounted for in this study, would enhance the advantages of rail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australia. Bureau of Transport Economics

  • Publication Date: 1973-5


  • English

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  • Pagination: 1 vol (various pagings)

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  • Accession Number: 01433030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:23PM