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CeMAT Australia gets underway

  • Posted on Tuesday 12th, July 2016.

The Asia-Pacific’s largest materials handling and intralogistics show, CeMAT Australia, has opened in Melbourne and is expected to draw a host of visitors from across Australia’s transport and logistics sector.

According to Michael Kilgariff, Managing Director of the Australian Logistics Council who is also speaking at CeMAT, the most pressing issue facing the logistics industry is the need for greater focus on measures to improve safety and efficiency.

“The efficiency of Australia’s supply chains is critical to Australia’s future economic prospects, whether it be getting our exports to our ports, consumer goods to our supermarkets or delivering products to our doors,” he said. 

“The volume of freight going through our ports and airports will grow inexorably over the next 30 years, with Infrastructure Australia predicting a 165 per cent increase in containerised trade from 2011 to 2031.

“Research by Australian Logistics Council and ACIL Allen has found the industry represents 8.6 per cent of Australia’s GDP and employs over 1.2 million Australians. ALC also estimates that a one per cent increase in supply chain efficiency can deliver a $2b benefit to Australia’s economy.”

Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, CeMAT will run until Thursday, 14 July. Leading experts from around Australia and globe will share insights from the supply chain management, materials handling and intralogistics industry.

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