Australian Government establishes a freight data hub
In an Australian-first, mapping and geospatial specialists Geoplex have developed a national interactive tool to help provide vital insights into Australia’s freight system.
The National Freight Data Hub (NFDH) was developed by Geoplex, part of the Nova Group, working with the Commonwealth. The Hub will help industry, governments and researchers to better understand Australia’s freight system, evaluate and plan for the future.
The insights aim to help industry make more efficient decisions on movements, and even better understand the impact of traffic congestion on freight pricing.
One sample showed that congestion adds approximately 25 per cent more time on key freight routes in Sydney in the morning peak and evening peaks.
However, the highest peak congestion sample was in Melbourne at 5.00pm, where journeys were calculated to take 38 per cent longer across the city on key freight routes.