National Freight Data Hub receives award

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications’ National Freight Data Hub has received the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Australia Excellence in Transport Data Award.

The Hub was funded through a $16.5 million federal government and is designed to provide a new way for industry and governments to share and use freight data.

“The Hub will be a trusted source of freight data for industry, government and others to improve the efficiency, safety and resilience of the freight sector,” said Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz.

“Once completed, it will highlight important information about freight on land, sea and air including traffic volumes and congestion; road condition and rest area usage — all of which support more efficient freight delivery and safer transport outcomes for freight operators.

The Hub prototype was developed in conjunction with Nova (formerly Geoplex). Buchholz says freight operators, producers and customers can benefit from the insights generated into how and where freight is being moved, where the delays are and where the opportunities are to become more globally competitive.

“A huge congratulations and thank you to those who were involved in producing the Hub, including the Department, all staff, Nova and all cross-industry stakeholders.

“I look forward to following the progress of the Hub as it works to improve the quality and accessibility of freight data.”

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