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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2017, 06:29 
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Melbourne Bay Bridge - “Million dollar shack.”



Australia’s Port Phillip Bay in the “Worlds most liveable city.”

Add our own MBBridge and it’s all ‘done and dusted.’


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 11 Nov 2017, 06:00 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Port of Melbourne


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“A container ship sails down the Yarra River under the West Gate Bridge after leaving the Port of Melbourne.” Photo: Craig Abraham

“The next generation of bigger container ships bound for Australia will not be able to safely pass beneath the West Gate Bridge nor enter the Yarra River channel to reach the city's port, costing Melbourne valuable trade, industry warns.”

Artical by Adam Carey. The Age. 10 Nov.’17.


1/ More similar size container ships mean ongoing dredging of Port Phillip Bay.

2/ Bigger ships mean even more dredging as does an alternate ‘Bay West’ option.

3/ We can build a tall enough MBBridge to enable the biggest ships to use Port Phillip Bay however; I’m opposed to taxpayers paying to do dredging more and deeper to facilitate the commercial operations of the Port of Melbourne Authority and or, ‘Bay West.’ Docklands.

Ideally expansion occurs to the existing Port of Hastings facility for eastern Victoria to enable ease of access for the biggest ships and to remove truck congestion from Melbourne CBD. Access to the West of Victoria over MBBridge also is an option away from Melbourne CBD for land transport.

An expanded Port of Hastings would have no constraints on the biggest container ships needing height clearance because there are no bridges at Hastings to go under. POHastings is outside of Port Phillip Bay where any commercial accidents will not be having the same impact.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/a-bridge-too-far-warning-bigger-ships-wont-be-able-to-reach-port-of-melbourne-20171107-gzgjri.html

Finally; Australia’s Navy fleet of ships and submarines of enormous cost and value. These could be more safety maintained; retrofitted or, serviced not in but; outside of Port Phillip Bay. At HMAS Cerebus - Port of Hastings and loaded with live ammo and fuels would be far preferable done there than at Melbournes’ CBD. Safer than a CBD by far.

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-real-reason-australia-spending-billions-submarines-16098

And to repeat the bleeding obvious; MBBridge offers a second supply route for the Port of Hastings by providing a quick and direct road or, rail route from Portsea over to Queenscliff at the Geelong end: over the narrow gap or neck, before the Bay flushes out to Bass Strait daily on low tide Rip-current.

That’s why it’s bigger than Snowy Hydro 2.0. Cheaper power, full free refills daily. Direct access 24/7.

And isn’t Victoria entitled to it’s fair share of defence supply and tax spend? Jobs anyone?

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/a-bridge-too-far-warning-bigger-ships-wont-be-able-to-reach-port-of-melbourne-20171107-gzgjri.html


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 17 Nov 2017, 17:18 
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Melbournes’ Bay Bridge - Rail is now redundant.

Container freight and road convoys just became more economical.

Port of Hastings can shine 24/7.





MBBridge just got cheaper because it really won’t be necessary to build rail as an option. It’s going to be more economical than rail with these new electric semi’s.

Tomorrow is compelling with today’s technology. :mrgreen:

Now there’s going to be even more profit in daily operating revenues and a faster return on investment thanks to Tesla and advanced automation. Tomorrow waits for no-one.

Bye bye diesel. Thanks for the memories.

Daniel Andrews MP and your skyrail freight line.. ( for eastern Victoria ) huh! Hey; won’t need your passenger trains’ Skyrail on the Dandenong to Melbourne metro to move Port of Hastings freight. (Heights & freight were never going to be a good combo anyways. ) And now we can really go intermodal.. ha ha.. Container freight to hub, or direct to warehouse and vice versa. Ipso facto.

Hastings to Dandenong. Yes. No problem. :| :arrow:

Under acceleration you don’t smell any diesel.. but, rubber - well.. ?
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And a look down memory lane at the origins of the semi truck.


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