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ALC pushes for change

  • Posted on Tuesday 13th, September 2016.

To help instigate change and improve industry standards towards supply chain efficiency and safety, the Australian Logistics Council (ATC) has gathered some of Australia’s leading fleet businesses as part of a new promotional video.

Launched at the ALC Parliamentary Function at Parliament House in Canberra this week, ‘Now is the Time to Get the Supply Chain Right’ discusses the economic and social benefits of safe and efficient supply chains.

The ALC video also features a host of top executives from Australia’s biggest logistics organisations, including Ian Murray AM, Chairman, Australian Logistics Council; Maurice James, Managing Director, Qube Holdings Ltd; John West, Managing Director, DGL (Aust) Pty Ltd; Marika Calfas, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Ports; Alison Webster, Executive Manager, Qantas Freight; David Irwin, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific National; Craig Partridge, General Manager, Logistics Operations, Woolworths; and John Fullerton, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).

“The video highlights how greater focus by governments on improved freight planning, investment reform, corridor protection and safety will support more efficient supply chains, and through that, a stronger economy,” said Michael Kilgariff, ALC Managing Director.

“It’s a powerful message from Australia’s leading logistics executives, and underscores ALC’s commitment to work with governments to progress supply chain investment and reforms to enhance freight efficiency.

“Headlining the video is the need for a national Freight and Supply Chain strategy which sets a long-term strategic framework for more efficient freight movements across our supply chains.

Kilgariff added, “A National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy would build on the Port and Land Freight strategies which were developed under former Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, and which established a solid foundation for future work in this area.

“With a new report by the National Transport Commission showing Australia’s freight task will increase by 26 per cent over the next decade, now is the time for action.”

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