Northline customers will benefit from a quicker and more efficient path to market with the opening of the company’s new $23 million Adelaide depot – South Australia’s first intermodal cargo link.
The new purpose built logistics facility brings together road and rail with a direct access cargo link to Pacific National, Australia’s largest rail operator.
The move to a strategic location alongside the Kilburn railhead will improve transit speed and efficiency by alleviating the need for containers to travel by road between Pacific National and Northline’s facilities.
The new Adelaide depot, which facilitates B-Double movements, is also located in close proximity to Adelaide’s north-south road corridor, which is currently being upgraded with a $2.5 billion Federal and State government investment.
It also has 3500 square metres of warehousing space with modern high bay racking, along with a 440 square metre wash bay and container servicing area.
The facility is located on a 30,000 square metre hard stand and will be a Quarantined Approved Premises (QAP), and therefore customs compliant.
Northline Chief Executive Craige Whitton said the new state-of-the-art 10,440 square metre Adelaide transport and logistics facility is an investment in the efficiency and effectiveness for our customer’s supply chain.
“Northline recognises the need for a multi-modal solution to meet customer’s needs which has led us to bringing road and rail closer together as well as ensuring easy access to Australia’s major seaports for import/export.
“With investments made over the last 3 years, Northline now has one of the most modern networks of transport and logistics depots across mainland Australia.”
Northline’s investment in Adelaide is the final stage of a three year, $98 million investment in new transport and logistics facilities in four States and Territories. The company has also opened new depots in Darwin, Brisbane, Townsville and Sydney as well as moving into a dedicated depot in Mackay.
“Northline’s facility represents the first intermodal cargo link operation in South Australia, said Andrew Adam, General Manager of Pacific National Intermodal.
Mr Adam said the long term partnership between Northline and Pacific National is based on innovation and this cargo link facility is further evidence of this innovation.
The new Northline Adelaide transport and logistics depot is located at 20 Gallipoli Drive, Regency Park.