International Best Practice Digitisation in Transport and Freight

This resource is sourced from iMove Australia: Interntational Best Practice Digitisation in Transport and Freight.

Lessons for Australia. Final report.

A number of measures available in the literature indicate that Australia’s transport sector falls behind on digitisation trends compared to many other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, particularly in terms of the role of information and communications technologies (ICT) in enhancing the performance and efficiency of the transport and freight sectors. 


This research undertook a comprehensive review of international best practice in the area of transport and freight digitisation, with a view to understanding how digitisation might enhance these sectors’ performance. The research identified learnings from the experience of countries with higher levels of transport and freight digitisation, and how these could be adapted to help Australian decision-makers shape the future directions of innovations in these sectors. Key case studies demonstrating the benefits and impacts in terms of enhancing performance and productivity were analysed. The research also included stakeholder consultations to ensure the findings reflected industry and government experiences of the barriers, opportunities and benefits of digitisation. 

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