This week at the AustIntermodal conference in Brisbane, WSP Executive Rail Operations and Facilities, Mark Nugter, will discuss innovation in terminal planning.

Mr Nugter, who will co-present with his colleague, Logistics and Supply Chain Consultant, Luke Patterson, will review the merits of using the Port Rail Intermodal Modelling Environment (PRIME) tool in the context of terminal planning.


‘PRIME is a visual planning tool that allows us to support clients and stakeholders by quickly planning and assessing alternative options at a fraction of the cost of using traditional planning methods.


‘It allows us to refine the optioneering and optimisation stages of terminal planning to provide our clients with a real-world assessment incorporating cost and operational data.


‘It has been successfully applied to port, intermodal, multi-modal terminal and rail yard projects in Australia and internationally. We are currently investigating expanding its use to include walk-on/walk-off operations and cruise facilities,’ Mr Nugter concluded.


The AusIntermodal 2016 conference will see industry speakers explore key issues and drivers impacting intermodal freight transportation such as supply-chain efficiency and automation, investment in freight on rail, border security and the development of inland rail.


When: 8 – 9 September 2016.

Where: Pullman, Brisbane, King Georges Square.

Thursday 8 September, 4.00pm – Innovative Approach to Terminal Planning, Mark Nugter, Technical Executive, Rail Operations and Facilities, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Co-presenting with: Luke Patterson, Logistics and Supply Chain Consultant, WSP.


Read more about the PRIME planning tool.


About Mark Nugter

Mark has a wide range of management and operational experience including performing at General Manager level during the last 25 years. Mark's expertise lies in rail operations, intermodal terminal operations, road operations, rollingstock maintenance, logistics management and supply chain management.


Mark has significant intermodal experience and has managed intermodal terminals in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, WA and NT.


Mark also has extensive experience in the planning and development of new intermodal terminals within both regional and metropolitan locations.