Farm Guide VIC : 2008 - 2009
60 Export & Import Agriculture and agriculture related industries make up 31% of the port’s export trade. Major farming sectors contributing trade to the Port of Melbourne include; agricultural machinery, dairy, fruit and vegetable, meat, wine, grains and cereal products. To service cargo owners and customers, PoMC is pursuing an ambitious, yet essential, agenda of sustainable growth. This agenda is designed to ensure the port can accommodate and support Victoria’s future trade growth by maximising operational efficiencies, ensuring timely provision of port facilities and infrastructure, and improving accessibility between the land/sea interface. The port is a critical link in a network of competing transport logistics chains that transfer both international and domestic trade within, from and to Australia. As manager of this strategic logistics link, it is essential that PoMC supports and provides value added services to the maritime and land based freight and logistics operators involved in the freight transport task. Melbourne’s trade catchment spans over four of Australia’s states. Road and rail links connect the port to South Australia, regional New South Wales and the east coast of Australia, whilst our sea connections are critical to Tasmania.
2009 - 2010