Industry Update – April 2022

Message from the CEO

There is no doubt that the last two years have been challenging for everyone in the supply chain. Here at the Port of Melbourne we’ve worked closely with port users and tenants to meet the challenges of COVID-19 head-on. Compared with many international ports Melbourne has been resilient, adapting to the needs of the economy despite COVID-related staff shortages and surges in trade demand.

As we look forward, it’s clear there is much to learn from the vulnerabilities that the pandemic has exposed in our global supply chain. It’s time for all parts of the supply chain – ports, road and rail – along with government, to take a more coordinated approach to building resilience and strengthening the end-to-end system. The Port of Melbourne addressed this in our recent submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into the Maritime Logistics System (which you can find on our website here).

Since our last Industry Update we’ve announced the commencement of the Webb Dock East Extension project, restoring the capacity to its intended two-berth design. This is just one of the projects in our 30-year Port Development Strategy, which will see us continue to invest in the supply chain infrastructure to ensure we meet trade demand into the future.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you’d like further information – contact details can be found at the end of this Update.

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Best regards

Saul Cannon
Chief Executive Officer