MEGATRANS2022 To Re-Imagine The Freight Supply Chain

Australia’s largest integrated conference and exhibition dedicated to the freight and logistics industry is now underway in Melbourne.

MEGATRANS2022 brings together key members of the industry to improve and enhance supply chain capability.

The freight sector contributes $21 billion to the state’s economy each year and underpins 260,000 jobs that ensure producers, exporters and importers can get their products to local and global markets.

As industry recovers from the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, MEGATRANS2022 will help navigate the road ahead and propose solutions under this year’s event theme: ‘re-imagining the supply chain.’

A Container Storage Working Group chaired by Freight Victoria and involving key representatives from across the shipping industry, stevedores, transport operators and peak bodies was formed earlier this year to help maintain the state’s freight advantage and keep the supply chain moving.

As a result, a trial of paperless truck entry to empty container parks has now also been launched, and an industry guide will soon be released to further aid in managing congestion in the container supply chain.

The aim of the guide is to alert industry to the signs of stress in the container supply chain and the potential actions it can take in response.

MEGATRANS2022 is being held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre until Friday 26 August.