Q) What exactly is an ‘intermodal’ terminal?
A) In simple terms - they’re an ‘inland port’ which enable the movement of freight from road to rail.
This means they:
🚚 Take trucks off the road
🚗 Reduce congestion
⛓️ Increase efficiency in the supply chain
💰 Mean lower cost to consumers
There are nearly 30 major intermodal terminals across Australia that facilitate the movement of import/export and interstate freight.
In partnership with Qube, the Morrison Government is delivering the Moorebank Intermodal Company Terminal in Sydney’s south-west, which will become the largest intermodal terminal and warehousing precinct in Australia.
Once complete, the project will employ an estimated 6,800 people and divert up to 3,000 truck movements off Sydney’s roads each day.
The import/export terminal for the ‘port shuttle’ to Port Botany is complete, and in May Woolworths Supermarkets announced it would build a 75,000 square metre, automated, distribution centre.