Aussie farmers forced to use road transport

12-12-2007 | |
Aussie farmers forced to use road transport

Farmers in the Australian state Victoria are forced to use more costly road transport after the closure of grain freight operations by Pacific National.

Pacific National’s parent company Asciano has announced
it will also scale back operations in New South Wales, as a result of years of
drought and poor harvests.

Geoff Nalder from the Victorian Farmers Federation says farmers will have
to turn to road transport. He is blaming a lack of state government investment
in rail infrastructure.

“Those businesses operating grain haulage on rail
are just so handicapped by the poor state of the underwheel infrastructure that
it’s a non profit making operation for them,” he says.

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Source: abc.net.au

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