Asia Pacific: Supply chain infrastructure in the resources sector

This briefing will provide an overview of some of the models used in delivering supply chain infrastructure. It will also look at the broad project structure and agreements involved in a greenfield integrated rail and port project.

Historically, much of the rail and port infrastructure for the resources sector was paid for, developed and owned by the state. The mining companies who used this infrastructure to export their product paid user charges and so effectively funded the development costs.

Increasingly, it is now the private sector assuming responsibility for financing and delivering essential rail lines and port terminals. The role of the state in these projects centres around granting the development (or concession) rights and tenure and helping to facilitate them through enabling legislation and approvals…

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