The cost of toll fees for a truck travelling from Port Botany to St Mary’s was around $90 one way, helping make rail a competitive option, Mr Dalle Valle said.
Pacific National will also finally take ownership of the Acacia Ridge freight hub south of Brisbane from Aurizon in March after the High Court rejected an application by the competition watchdog to appeal a previous court decision clearing the sale.
Trucks are obviously now struggling in Sydney with tolls of that size being levied on the operators which may actually reflect the true cost of running trucks in and out of Port Botany.
The St Mary's development will become even more important in the shuttle of containers to and from Port Botany a port now well on its way to becoming the primary port for Australia.
Regarding the terminal in Brisbane are PN likely to start running port shuttles to the Fisherman Island terminal?
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