DP World, a smart logistics solutions provider, broke ground on the Brisbane Container Park located at the Port of Brisbane on Fisherman Islands. This venture, with partners from the Port of Brisbane, logistics real estate specialist LOGOS and homegrown construction firm McNab, is part of DP World’s ongoing efforts to expand its logistics capabilities in Australia.
Brisbane Container Park extends DP World’s Depot Service offerings, already present in Sydney and Melbourne. Once fully operational, the 10.4 hectares container park will provide beneficial cargo owners and liners operating in Australia’s east coast a one-stop-shop solution for storing and handling full and empty containers. It will boast logistics technologies such as Australia’s first two High Empty Reefer Pre-Trip Facilities as well as MT Handlers capable of stacking up to eight containers.
Nicolaj Noes, Executive Vice President for Oceania, DP World, said, “DP World has long recognized the importance of the Port of Brisbane in driving economic growth in Queensland and Australia.
“The Brisbane Container Park is a major milestone in our progress as an end-to-end supply chain solutions provider, expanding our footprint in the city and exemplifying our commitment to the development of Brisbane and Queensland through trade.
“With this new facility, DP World will provide customers access to a holistic suite of supply chain services that can be tailored to their specific needs as they navigate a dynamic trade landscape and look to grow within Australia and beyond.”
Queensland’s strategic location on Australia’s eastern seaboard, strong business environment and skilled workforce have paved the way for the state cultivating a A$100 billion export economy, equivalent to over a fifth of the country’s exports. The state government has outlined ambitions for growth in the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2022-2032, which includes priorities to become an export-oriented state and foster more connections to international markets.
As one of Australia’s fastest growing container ports, the Port of Brisbane has played a significant part in Queensland’s development. The new container park, situated at the mouth of the Brisbane River will buttress the port’s capacity to respond to surging trade volumes in the city, including the rise in demand for commodities such as crude oil, refined oil, and cement.
Additionally, with Brisbane set to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games, the eyes of the world are on the city, and the new container park signifies the promise of increased trade and investment opportunities that will benefit all Queenslanders.
The Fisherman’s Island Terminal offers stacking cranes, an advanced operating system and 900 meters of quayline. Customers have access to a full range of electronic business support, including electronic customs import release of cargo, electronic data interchange (EDI) reporting, and web-browser-based information services. Earlier in the year, the terminal welcomed the CMA CGM Pelleas, the longest container ship to ever dock in Brisbane.
Adjacent to the container terminal is the Brisbane Multimodal Terminal (BMT) with road and rail links to the city and the rest of the region. The dual-gauge rail link and location of the BMT make it possible to move large volumes of cargo into and out of the port by rail.
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