VICTORIA International Container Terminal (VICT) has welcomed the announcement by the state opposition that it would provide $1.5m for a feasibility study to connect Webb Dock with Melbourne’s freight rail network.
The announcement was made in the Opposition’s recent freight and transport policy document.
VICT is the third major container stevedore in Melbourne and operates at Webb Dock.
According to the stevedore, such an initiative showed a commitment to boosting the Victorian economy and connecting Webb Dock to Melbourne’s freight rail network would reduce the number of truck movements on local roads, easing congestion.
Chief executive Anders Dømmestrup said such initiatives should be supported.
“As the new container terminal operating in the Port of Melbourne and the only international container terminal at Webb Dock, VICT is delighted to learn about the commitment to develop a rail connection to this area,” he said.
“This investment is great for Victoria’s economy and ensures the longevity of the port. An initiative that everyone should support.”