A current key barrier to improved data use in Australia's freight system is the inability to properly compare and aggregate data sources due to unstandardised data. The National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy and Freight data requirements study highlight the need for a national approach to data consistency across jurisdictions and along supply chains.

Our Freight data standards project is working to overcome this issue and facilitate better data exchange to improve decision making and productivity. Our data projects, including the Freight data consignment exchange and National Location Registry, are already working on developing and implementing data standards for specific areas of freight data. Our Freight data standards project will provide a coordinated approach to link this work together.

Technical documents

Data exchange standards

Transport glossary

Government & industry reports

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