IMEX throughput at Port Botany is currently about 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) per year. NSW Ports forecasts this annual trade volume could grow between 7.5 million TEU and 8.4 million TEU a year by 2045 ("Navigating the Future" NSW Ports' 30 Year Master Plan, October 2015).
NSW Ports has set a target of 3 million TEU per year to be transported by rail by 2045, around 40% of forecast container volumes. The NSW Government is targeting about 28% of containers to and from Port Botany being moved by rail by 2020.
Moorebank Logistics Park will help achieve this target by providing capacity for around 250,000 containers a year by 2019 and 1.05 million export-import containers per year by about 2030 to be moved by rail from Port Botany.
An open access regime will ensure the import-export terminal at Moorebank is an open access facility that provides non-discriminatory access from rail and road operators who wish to use the terminal. The open access regime will give any rail or road transport operator the right to use services required to provide freight transport services via the terminal at Moorebank.