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Patrick Terminals Starts Voluntary Landside Efficiency Intiatives

New voluntary landside efficiency initiatives have been announced by Patrick Terminals including the publication of quarterly landside performance metrics and the introduction of Representative Landside Efficiency Groups in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Fremantle.

It is said that the metrics will broadly align with the Victorian Voluntary Port Performance Model which was developed by Freight Victoria in consultation with transport operators and industry bodies, notes the container terminal operator.

“Patrick Terminals has maintained a significant landside investment and innovation program, delivering significant productivity benefits for landside customers and end consumers,” Michael Jovicic, CEO of Patrick Terminals, says.

“I am pleased to announce these voluntary initiatives to further support Patrick Terminals’ landside focus,” he adds.

Patricks have stated that Representative Landside Efficiency Groups will also begin to be held in Syndey, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle.

These groups will focus on developing solutions which support landside performance and the overall efficiency of Patrick’s terminals and provide information about Patrick Terminals’ landside investment program. A Charter governing these groups will be published on Patrick’s website.

Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) says it welcomes the new voluntary landslide efficiency initiatives.

It adds it has long argued on the issue of improved transparency of landside logistics performance metrics that the measurement of container logistics chain performance across all of Australia’s capital city ports is not standardised or consistent.

“With this announcement, Patrick Terminals has demonstrated that it sees value in standardising the reporting of its landside container terminal interface performance, both road and rail, across all of the jurisdictions in which it operates,” Neil Chambers, CTAA Director, says.

He notes CTAA is one of the industry bodies that Freight Victoria consulted when it was developing the Victorian Voluntary Port Performance Model.