The Moorebank site is a unique location for an intermodal terminal that will handle both interstate and import-export freight. This is because it is:
- long enough to handle interstate freight trains, which can be 1.5 km to 1.8 km long
- big enough to handle the number of containers expected - up to 1.05 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) a year of import-export freight and another 500,000 TEU a year of interstate freight
- next to the Southern Sydney Freight Line, which is a dedicated freight line that provides a direct link to the interstate freight network and, together with the Moorebank Freight Network, a direct link to Port Botany
- next to the M5 Motorway, and near the M7 Motorway and Hume Highway - all key freight corridors
- next to existing industrial areas, and close to growing freight markets in south-west Sydney and existing major freight markets in western Sydney, which is where most of the containerised freight received at Port Botany is headed
- sufficiently far from Port Botany to make rail a viable alternative for moving containers to and from the port
- owned by the Australian Government.