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NHVR meets with Port of Brisbane over CoR

  • Posted on Wednesday 1st, August 2018.

The Port of Brisbane has recently convened with many of its heavy vehicle operators and other associated businesses in the supply chain for a workshop with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) to better understand the awaited changes to Chain of Responsibility (CoR) effective 1 October.

The workshop addressed specific port-related topics and included nearly 40 participants from across the heavy vehicle supply chain including logistics companies, stevedores, shipping lines, freight forwarders, importers and exporters.

Roy Cummins, CEO Port of Brisbane said the workshop offered a valuable opportunity to ensure Port stakeholders understood  the implications of the Chain of Responsibility changes before they came into effect.

“Every year, more than 3.1 million vehicles travel on port roads, and many of these are heavy vehicles. While individual operators are responsible for ensuring their transport services comply with the law, as Port Manager we are fully committed to playing our part in enhancing the safety and reliability of road transport at the Port,” said Cummins.

The Port of Brisbane’s Landside Logistics Forum, according to Cummins, identified the need to better prepare the Port stakeholders who are part of the heavy vehicle supply chain.

“We were pleased to be able to respond and facilitate this workshop with NHVR,” he said.

Kym Farquharson-Jones, the NHVR Chain of Responsibility Manager, has been touring Australia outlining the changes to as many as 165,000 businesses that comprise the heavy vehicle supply chain.

“These changes are a significant step forward in recognising that everyone in the heavy vehicle supply chain has a role to play in heavy vehicle safety,” she said.

“Amendments to the CoR laws coming in October will align the existing laws more closely with workplace health and safety provisions,” said Farquharson-Jones.

“This means that all parties in the chain must reduce risks related to the safety of transport tasks.”

“Australia’s ports are an important part of in the heavy vehicle supply chain and it’s encouraging to see the Port of Brisbane take a proactive approach to ensure their stakeholders receive the latest information.”

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