Construction has started on Northline’s new $27 million Darwin transport and logistics facility on a four hectare site at East Arm.
The East Arm development raises the total value of new transport and logistics facilities purpose built for Northline in the past two years to more than $72 million.
The occasion was marked yesterday with a site inspection by representatives from Northline, the Land Development Corporation, Charter Hall, Gibb Group and Vaughan Constructions.
The Darwin facility, due for completion in August, will provide a significant boost to Northline’s Top End operations with easier access to sea, road and rail connections through its location within Darwin’s leading industrial precinct.
It will provide more than 14,500 square metres of warehousing and under roof freight operations, an increase of 6,500 square metre on the former distribution centre, and will include a new full-service workshop .
Northline Chief Executive Craige Whitton said the new facility, which is Northline’s third new Australian distribution centre in two years, demonstrated Northline’s ongoing commitment to the Northern Territory.
“As one of the first transport and logistics operators to start servicing northern Australia over 30 years ago, the Northern Territory not only forms an important part of Northline’s history, but remains integral to our long-term company success.” Mr Whitton said.
“The distribution centre’s location with sea, road and rail links located conveniently nearby, along with the improved efficiencies of the new facility, will be of significant benefit to our customers, improving our service offering and reducing turnaround times.
“Darwin is the gateway to Asia and Northline’s new East Arm location, in close proximity to the East Arm Wharf, will greatly increase the efficiency of our international freight service.
“The full-service workshop with on-site maintenance capability will improve the effectiveness of our fleet, while the increase in under roof freight and warehousing provides weatherproof security and peace of mind for our customers.”
The new Northline Darwin distribution facility will be located at Darwin Business Park, 16 Dawson Street, East Arm.
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