April 29, 2024

WGTP – Further Road Closures – Traffic Disruption

West Gate Freeway Closure Heavy Vehicle Detours map

The West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) continues to require significant road closures in the coming weeks that will result in sustained traffic congestion, perpetuating the difficult operating environment for container transport operators accessing the Port of Melbourne.

CTAA estimates that road congestion and delays have added between 10% to 15% more to landside transport operating costs.  This has included additional truck turnaround times, a reduction in optimal truck utilisation and payload reductions, more yard storage and container handling, and delivery delays.

We’ve estimated that this has equated to approx. $45 per TEU in added costs.

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