Victorian transport study: transport of cement

The continued regulation of the transport of cement produced in the geelong area has resulted in the manufacturers, distributors and users being denied freedom of choice of mode of transport best suited to the particular task. Regulation has also denied the producers and consumers access to minimum freight costs, with consequent higher prices for cement delivered to user than would apply in an unregulated situation. Interstate producers of cement competing in Victorian markets with Victorian cement are not so inhibited. This report reviews the situation currently pertaining to the transport of cement and recommends that the Victorian producers be permitted "freedom of choice" of mode of transport best suited to the needs of their businesses and their customers. This report also recommends that the Victorian Railways Board negotiate with Victorian cement producers for the transport of cement by rail on commercial terms proper to the task of transporting cement by the most economical method, without subsidy by the people of Victoria through revenue supplement (a). The Victorian transport study was chaired by lonie, wm.

  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 12P

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  • Accession Number: 01438964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:56PM