Magellan attends Melbourne Port System Industry Tour

In Freight Posted April 15, 2014 at 12:06 pm
By Magellan Logistics

On 7th March 2014, Magellan Logistics attended the Melbourne Port System Industry Induction (MPSII) Workshop and Tour offered by the Port of Melbourne Corporation.

The program provides an introduction and overview of the Melbourne Port System, giving the participants solid understanding of how the port operates. The program also gives information on how service providers work together and integrate with each other, resulting in more efficient freight movements.Participants received valuable information during the workshop and were given a tour in the port’s different facilities. During the event, our team learned these interesting facts:

  • 9 vessels berth at Melbourne port every day
  • 27 shipping lines call into Melbourne port
  • More than 7000 containers are discharged into Melbourne Port every day
  • 40% of Australia’s freight volume comes from the state of Melbourne, of which 60% of imports are from the retail sector
  • To date, Australia and New Zealand make up the 7% of total shipping trade worldwide.
  • By 2025, an estimated growth of 5.5 Million import containers will be handled annually at the port of Melbourne alone.
  • If all integrated transport services are combined, 250,000 people are employed to manage freight movements across Australia.
  • Melbourne will play an important role in the country’s future shipping industry as the city is projected to have the highest population in Australia by 2028.
  • The port of Melbourne is 150 years old and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The workshop enables those in the supply chain business to learn about current trends within the shipping industry, particularly in Melbourne.

Following the visit, a team member shared, “There was a panel of experts speaking, with time for Q&A, followed by a tour of the port. Listening to this panel gave some valuable insight on the challenges faced in the shipping environment, and the importance of partnerships between the major stakeholders including the importer/exporter, shipping lines, port operators, the Port of Melbourne Corporation, Australian Customs, customs brokers and freight forwarders.”

“It was great,” added Ashley Schmidt, Customs Broker at Magellan logistics. “I can see it would be really great for trainees to attend in future too.”

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