Cargo Movement Coordination Centre

    The Cargo Movement Coordination Centre works to maximise network capacity and improve cargo movement through Port Botany and Port Kembla.

    The Cargo Movement Coordination Centre (CMCC) was established in 2014 and works with road carriers, rail operators, stevedores and related supply chain stakeholders to maximise use of existing network capacity and continuously improve the efficiency of cargo movement through Port Botany, Port Kembla and regional NSW.

    The CMCC focuses on key supply chain interfaces – ports, roads, rail and intermodal terminals – for bulk commodities (such as grain and coal) and container freight. It is working to reduce cargo movement costs and lift productivity at all key supply chain interfaces.

    Port Botany 

    Port Botany currently handles 2.3 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent units) per year and contributes $3.2 billion to gross state product. It is set to become Australia’s largest container port by volume in the next 30 years.

    Improving the efficiency of freight movements through Port Botany is critical for supporting future trade growth. A network of road and rail links that allows freight to be transported more efficiently from Port Botany to key freight centres will be vital to our city’s liveability and the economic success of NSW.

    Road operations

    The CMCC oversees compliance by stevedores and road carriers with mandatory standards that regulate more efficient road movements to and from Port Botany under the Ports and Maritime Administration Regulation 2012

    The implementation of these standards have had a major impact on the efficiency of road operations in the Port Botany precinct which was previously gridlocked, costing millions of dollars in lost productivity. 

    Find out more about mandatory standards for carriers and stevedores.

    Rail operations 

    The CMCC is working to deliver rail efficiency reforms that will move higher volumes of freight by rail - efficiently, reliably, with lower impacts on the environment and Sydney’s traffic.

    It has already undertaken significant work to identify the inefficiencies of the freight rail network and is collaborating with industry and government stakeholders to fix low-volume trains, inefficient staging practices and poor train scheduling.

    Find out more about the Port Botany Rail Optimisation Group.