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Newcastle container terminal would cut 750,000 truck trips through Sydney roads, report finds

Coal ship loading up in Newcastle
Photo Credit: ABC News: Kim Honan

Hundreds of thousands of trucks could be taken off Sydney's roads if a container terminal is built at the Port of Newcastle, according to a report.

New report projects 750,000 fewer truck-trips through Sydney in 2050 if Newcastle builds a container terminalThe ACCC is alleging the cap on container traffic through the Port of Newcastle is "illegal and anti-competitive"NSW Ports said they will fight ACCC's legal proceedings

The report, commissioned by the Port of Newcastle, found a container terminal in Newcastle would cut up to 750,000 truck trips through Sydney in 2050 and save the state $4.5 billion in freight, pollution and associated infrastructure costs.

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