IMO, the only reason the ACCC should be involved in this is due to the Acacia ridge yard. It was relatively open access but with PN taking over it might not be. That means the only possible container terminals in the brisbane area not controlled by PN are Clapham yard (which was previously used by toll) and the port of brisbane.Where are the other rail operators that would use Acacia Ridge? With Aurizon gone, PacNat's the only user of the terminal. SCT uses their own terminal at Bromelton and is proposing to run port rail shuttles from there to the Port of Brisbane. ARTC seems to have some property adjacent to SCT Bromelton that they would likely end up turning into an open-access terminal, although Acacia Ridge would definitely have advantages as it's a going concern.
The NCLQ intermodal business is more deserving of scrutiny at this point in time. There needs to be some guarantees that there will be service improvements on the rail side and that the new consortium will not end up just putting more trucks onto the Bruce Highway.