A VISION for efficient freight in and out of Tasmania will be released by one group less than three months after another was set up to complete the same task.
The Tasmanian Freight Logistics Council plans to release a strategy to improve freight efficiency up until 2040, before its operations are wound up.
Council chief executive Rob McGuire said 18 months of work had gone into the detailed report, which will be released in the next few weeks.
He was unable to explain why a team of freight logistics experts was set up in November, using $1.5 million of federal money, to put together another such strategy.
``We saw the need to have a strategy, and the Tasmanian government simply didn't have one,'' Mr McGuire said.
The report will include a series of recommendations on infrastructure requirements, and how those costly projects should be prioritised.
As 98 per cent of freight goes in and out of the state via sea, Mr McGuire said port requirements were a key consideration.
``If we're looking at what's best for the state part of the reason why we have such high shipping costs is the duplication of services,'' he said.
``Someone needs to make a decision and say `we're going to start heading towards creating a major port here'.''
The council plans to forward its findings to the state and federal governments.
Meanwhile, members of the Freight Logistics co-ordination team will meet again later this month as they investigate supply chain issues and develop a long-term freight strategy for the state.
Infrastructure Minister David O'Byrne said the team of industry experts, put together in November, was best placed to help solve the issues facing Tasmanian exporters.