Freight

  • Freight activities contribute $66 billion to the NSW economy each year - this equates to 13% of the NSW Gross State Product
  • In 2016, 482 million tonnes of freight was moved within 2016.
  • In 2036, it is forecast that this figure will reach 618 million tonnes
  • In 2016, 200 thousand people were directly employed in freight transport in NSW with 515 thousand people directly employed in the broader logistics industry

Source: NSW Freights and Ports Plan 2018-2023

2 x freight loads: NSW population will be 12m by 2056, requiring double the current metropolitan freight loads

Source: https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/

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