Port Botany’s Landside: Market Pricing to Address Congestion

Authors

  • James Cox,

    1. James Cox is the Chief Executive Officer and Full-Time Member of the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART); Dennis Mahoney is a Program Manager at IPART; Mike Smart is a Director of a consulting firm, LECG Limited. Mr. Smart was employed as a consultant on IPART’s review of the landside arrangements at Port Botany.
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  • Dennis Mahoney,

    1. James Cox is the Chief Executive Officer and Full-Time Member of the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART); Dennis Mahoney is a Program Manager at IPART; Mike Smart is a Director of a consulting firm, LECG Limited. Mr. Smart was employed as a consultant on IPART’s review of the landside arrangements at Port Botany.
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  • Mike Smart

    1. James Cox is the Chief Executive Officer and Full-Time Member of the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART); Dennis Mahoney is a Program Manager at IPART; Mike Smart is a Director of a consulting firm, LECG Limited. Mr. Smart was employed as a consultant on IPART’s review of the landside arrangements at Port Botany.
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Dennis Mahoney, Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, PO Box Q290, QVB Post Office, NSW 1230, Australia. Email: Dennis_Mahoney@ipart.nsw.gov.au

Abstract

Endemic congestion at the road landside interface at Port Botany, Sydney results from coordination problems within the supply chain. These problems cannot be solved through the vertical integration of participants in the supply chain because of competition law considerations, and other non-price solutions are unworkable. Government intervention is warranted, but in a minimal form targeted at the facilitation of slot pricing. This limited intervention would allow market dynamics to achieve an efficient solution.

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