The QTLC Operational Plan 2012-2014 commits to activities related to the collection of survey information on industry issues and concerns and freight and logistics data to inform QTLC activities and strategic priorities. The collection of survey information on industry issues and freight and logistics data is vital to informing the QTLC activities and strategic priorities.
As a result the POB and QTLC enlisted the services of the Victoria University to undertake the IMEX Logistics Chain Study. The aims of the IMEX study are to provide robust data on:
- traffic volumes
- freight movement and flow maps
- trade volumes
In addition to indentifying the land side movement of all full and empty import export containers through the POB, Acacia Ridge and the Brisbane Multimodal Terminal, the study will also capture landside movements of:
- motor vehicles
- bulk coal, cereals and grains
- break bulk, in particular steel, coal and project cargo (wide and heavy loads)
It will also take into consideration anticipated Port trade growth and the downstream on the network, truck movements and congestion.
The study, when completed will allow for a more informed assessment of freight movements and a greater understanding of impediments to its efficiency.