MELISSA Horne has been re-appointed to the Victorian ports and freight portfolio after the state Labor Party handily won a majority in the Legislative Council in the 26 November election.

Ms Horne is also the minister for roads and road safety; local government; and casino, gaming and liquor regulation.

Ms Horne has been minister for ports and freight since November 2018.

Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) congratulated Ms Horne on her reappointment.

“CTAA and our Alliance companies have enjoyed a productive and proactive relationship with minister Horne,” CTAA director Neil Chambers said.

A statement from CTAA said over the past several years of supply-chain disruption, Ms Horne has “listened to the sector and has engaged openly and proactively”.

Ms Horne has also worked for the development of Victoria’s Voluntary Port Performance Model,

“We can’t improve what we don’t accurately measure. It’s been very important for the Victorian Government to develop, collate and publish these independent analyses of the container logistics landside interfaces so that both government and the commercial parties in the sector can focus on collaborative improvement initiatives,” Mr Chambers said.