The Australian government is building on a $1.5 billion contract to use Australian freight data to build an automated system that tracks freight movement from ports to the border.
A spokesman for the Australian government’s national freight data management unit, which oversees the government’s data, said the project was a “significant step forward” in improving the accuracy of Australian national freight traffic data.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is also building a similar system.
The ABS and the Australian Bureau Of Meteorology (AOM) have been working together on the project for more than two years.
The data is being stored in a data centre in Brisbane.
The system will allow a single person to access the data, which is used to improve freight movement and track the flow of goods across the country.
“We are looking to have the system operational by late 2020,” the spokesman said.
The new data will be used to monitor the movement of freight, track freight movement, and provide updates on Australian trade in goods.
The project is expected to cost $3.5 million, which includes the costs of the new data centre, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), the Australian Border Force, and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
The information about Australian freight will also be used by other government agencies, including the Department for Environment, Fisheries and Conservation and the Customs and Border Services Agency.AOM, the organisation responsible for the country’s data and data systems, said in a statement that the system was an “intelligent and highly efficient system that is used by thousands of Australians each day to better monitor the flow and safety of goods through the country”.
“It will provide the ABS with valuable information that can be used for planning, planning and execution of our national data strategy, which involves the development of an accurate national freight movement database,” it said.
“It is the ABS and AMSA’s commitment to Australia that will make the project a success.”