The Australian Logistics Council has paid tribute to Mike Baird, who announced his retirement as New South Wales Premier this week.
“Mr. Baird, supported by the Hon. Duncan Gay MLC, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, understood that the freight task in NSW was expected to double by 2031 and it was imperative that supply chains were operating efficiently, reliably and safety,” the ALC said in a statement.
“Local Government is an important player in the national freight industry, which is why Council amalgamations and reform was such an important issue to tackle.”
The ALC also acknowledged Baird efforts with council mergers, despite loud opposition. “Merging councils will not only bring with it economies of scale, it would help to deliver more ‘joined up thinking’ on such matters as road access decisions, planning and curfews.
“The council amalgamations undertaken by Mr Baird will improve the efficiency and delivery of freight to and through NSW. ALC congratulates Mr Baird on his retirement, and thanks him for his reform of NSW councils.”
Australia’s appetite for consumer consumption means that the efficiency afforded by shipping containers must be matched by the landside transport to move goods between port and warehouse. Swift Transport takes it one step further by combining container operations with a modern ad-hoc courier service.