Port of Melbourne Expansion

Port of Melbourne Expansion


Port of Melbourne


Melbourne, VIC






Private Sector

Services Provided

Financial Advisory Strategy and M&A

Development of business plan and Board investment case to support port expansion

The Port of Melbourne is Australia’s largest international container port and largest automotive trade terminal, and has roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) facilities. It also handles cargo, dry and liquid bulk, including crude oil and cruise vessels.

Acton Advisory was engaged to develop a detailed investment case for the acquisition of a new site to support the 2050 Port Development Strategy and Port Rail Transformation Project. Acton Advisory’s scope included development of an investment case, including strategic rationale, business plan and commercial and financial structure to support the Board’s investment decision on the potential acquisition.

This role demonstrated Acton Advisory’s depth of expertise in the port sector as well as development of commercial and financial structure to support private sector investment in Victoria’s freight and transport network.