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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2012
authority or the resourcing necessary to deliver on the anticipated benefits of this reform,' Mr Kilgariff says. The reforms may translate into a $30 billion boost in productivity. Those savings could evaporate if the reforms are operated by jurisdictional regulators who simply add another layer of bureaucracy. The session included Nick Dimopoulos, Chief Executive Officer of the National Transport Commission; Janice McLoughlin, Manager, Rail Regulation and Nick Dimopoulos, Chief Executive Offcer of the National Transport Commission; Janice McLoughlin, Manager, Rail Regulation and Reform, National Rail Safety Regulator; and Angus Draheim, Assistant Project Director for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. Reform, National Rail Safety Regulator; and Angus Draheim, Assistant Project Director for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. Ms McLoughlin outlined the structure of the National Rail Safety Regulator and vowed the 40-member office will be up and running by 1 January 2013. Mr Draheim said despite the recent Queensland election, the rules to establish the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator would be fast- tracked through the parliament. Nick Dimopoulos vowed during the Q&A session that followed that the National Transport Commission is committed to seeing through a National Heavy Vehicle Regulator that avoids opt-outs for states by 1 January next year. Even so, not all rules may be in place by 1 January, Mr Dimopoulos said. Still, in answer to Tanya Whyte, President Commercial at Linfox, during the Q&A session, he encouraged industry to keep pressure on government to ensure momentum doesn't slow. SESSION 3 Australian Ports and Shipping in an International Market Low levels of efficiency, domestic shipping and fees dominated this final session of day one, which was chaired by Ian Murray AM, Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Export, and ALC Treasurer and Deputy Chairman. Mr Murray noted that Australia ranked number 34 in ease of trade access, while Singapore topped the list. New levies, such as those planned in Victoria, are hurting competitiveness at a time when the world's biggest economies are still reeling from the Global Financial Crisis. Mr Murray was joined on the stage during the panel discussion by Mike Slee, Head of Trade Operations for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics; Russell Smith, Chief Executive of the Port of Brisbane; Nicolaj Noes, Managing Director of Maersk Australia; and Lachlan Benson, Executive General Manager of Industry Relations and Logistics Sydney Ports Corporation. Mr Benson said the biggest challenge facing Australian ports is increasing the share of rail in handling container traffic. As bigger ships ply sea routes, the risk for ports is an explosion of truck traffic and carbon emissions unless containers can be quickly offloaded onto trains and rerouted at inland terminals, Mr Benson said. Ships entering Port Botany carrying 4200 20-foot equivalent units will likely exchange about 1200 TEUs. Even so, ships carrying 6000 to 8000 TEUs are increasingly common and will disgorge and load even more containers. 45 FUTURE FREIGHT NETWORKS 2012 Ian Murray AM, Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Export, and ALC Treasurer and Deputy Chairman.