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Port of Brisbane to construct new home for DSV

Port of Brisbane to construct new home for DSV
Port of Brisbane to construct new home for DSV

Port of Brisbane has announced it has signed a 10-year lease agreement with global logistics company DSV Air & Sea (Pty) Ltd. (DSV) to deliver a warehouse and container hardstand on a 4.8-hectare site on Fisherman Islands. 

The new facility will allow DSV to bring road and sea freight service operations to a central location. 

The Australian freight and logistics industry has been in the news in recent months with several new facilities. In December, the Western Australia government announced plans for a new container terminal. The location at Kwinana is set to keep the state’s economy strong in years to come.  The same month, Smart logistics solutions company DP World broke ground for a new container park in Brisbane. The state-of-the-art facility is also located on Fisherman Islands.

Specialized logistics facility built by Port of Brisbane

The specialized facility will encompass a 16,008 square-meter warehouse, a two-story operations office, and roughly 26,220 square meters of hardstand suitable for containers. The facility will also include awnings, truck movement areas, and car parking spaces.

The development will also feature eco-friendly design aspects, such as a 100kW solar power system, using recycled materials in its construction, and low-carbon concrete for outdoor pavements. Energy-efficient LED lighting, water-saving fixtures, and rainwater tanks for recycling water will also be included.

DSV’s managing director, Paul Thomson, says: “Queensland is set to erupt with various infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, from the significant renewable energy developments in wind and solar together with the construction and supply of services for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics. This new facility will provide DSV with the space and resources needed to service these large-scale projects.” 

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Australian freight and logistics market 

Mordor Intelligence reports the Australian freight and logistics market is expected to grow at an annual compounded growth rate of 3.9% in the next five years. 

In November, the Australian government announced plans to develop a national strategic fleet to add resilience to the nation’s supply chain. The move comes after the Strategic Fleet Task Force was formed to develop Australia’s shipping fleet. 

Port Industry analysis 

IBIS World reports that there has been a lot of investment in Australian ports in recent years due to facility expansion. This is as a result of more cargo moving through the country. 

Port of Melbourne, Port of Brisbane, Port of Sydney, and Port of Adelaide are among the country’s major ports. 

Here are some highlights of the port industry in Australia. 

  • More cargo volumes in recent years have meant more demand for cargo-handling services.
  • States that have ferry operations attract business.
  • Larger cargo volumes have boosted revenue growth.

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About the author

Sharl is a qualified journalist. He has over 10 years’ experience in the media industry, including positions as an editor of a magazine and Business Editor of a daily newspaper. Sharl also has experience in logistics specifically operations, where he worked with global food aid organisations distributing food into Africa. Sharl enjoys writing business stories and human interest pieces.

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