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South Australia in major survey of freight service needs

<p>South Australia’s peak freight bodies have launched the largest survey of the state’s international freight movements in an effort to hang on to more direct sea and air services. </p> <p>The survey is being run jointly by the SA Freight Council and the International Trade Association of SA. </p> <p>"In recent times, the state has experienced mixed fortunes in attracting and maintaining key international sea and airfreight services," the freight council’s general manager, Neil Murphy, said. </p> <p>He said the survey was aimed at finding out the reasons "behind our inability to keep these important services and tackling them with a ‘whole-of-industry’ attitude".</p> <p>"The aim of the survey is to determine factors influencing the decisions of exporters, importers and service providers regarding port and air service selection," Mr Murphy said.</p> <p>The results of the survey would determine what services were required and what system improvements were needed, he said.</p> <p>He urged all freight industry players to take part in the survey, which can be done on line at www.safreightcouncil.com.au</p> <br />