In the next 40 years, NSW’s population is forecast to grow to 12.5 million, which includes an extra 3.8 million people living in Greater Sydney alone.
Growing Trade Needs
Ensuring port supply chains are able to efficiently cater for the growing trade needs to support this population growth is crucial to the economic vitality of the state.
42% of all goods in a Sydney household have been imported in a container through Port Botany. Moorebank Logistics Park has a direct link to Port Botany via the Southern Sydney Freight Line (SSFL).
High Volume Containers
In 2019 Port Botany handled 2.6M Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) and has the highest volume of containers transported by rail of all ports in the country at 440,000 TEUs per year.
7.3 million TEUs
NSW Government forecasts estimate that Port Botany could be handling over 7.3 million TEUs by 2056.
Port Rail Shuttles
Given 80 per cent of containers moving through Port Botany are delivered to locations within a 40km radius of the port, port rail shuttles are essential to help move more of the freight task to and from Western and South Western Sydney freight precincts, especially Moorebank.