Inland Rail Supply Chain Mapping Project Key Findings

Cover image of Inland Rail Supply Chain Mapping key findings report showing an aerial photo of warehouses next to a rail line.
Date
Tuesday 15 March 2022

The Inland Rail Supply Chain Mapping Project undertaken by the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has found that existing road-based supply chains switching to Inland Rail could see an average saving of $80.77 per payload tonne.

The Inland Rail Supply Chain Mapping project builds on the Supply Chain Mapping Pilot study conducted in 2018 and explores:

  • data gathered by CSIRO’s Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TraNSIT) to investigate the potential long term transport costs savings available to industry
  • the potential opportunities that Inland Rail may provide to industrial enterprises that currently use road as their primary transport method

the potential for reductions in transport savings for existing rail users that switch to Inland Rail.    

The Inland Rail Supply Chain Mapping Project Reference Case Modelling provides a detailed summary of the approach, research methodology and supporting analysis for this study is also available.