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Linfox launches Adelaide freight terminal 

Linfox launches Adelaide freight terminal
Linfox launches Adelaide freight terminal

Australian logistics company Linfox has launched a multi-million-dollar freight terminal. The freight terminal facility is located at Regency Park. 

The 20,000 sqm facility will facilitate the movement of about 450 containers per week, and remove an entire road transport leg. 

Rise in freight volumes 

Company executive chairman Peter Fox says, “Given Australia’s dependence on road transport, there is a growing demand for a sustainable, efficient, and resilient rail freight network. This becomes even more critical as freight volumes rise each year. Improving interstate networks is a key priority for Linfox, because so many local industries – from farming, retail and mining to grocery, can benefit.”  

The facility features some sustainable operating equipment such as LED lighting, rainwater harvesting, and electric vehicle charging. 

The new freight terminal is a significant investment for South Australia’s economy, and will also see the reduction of freight movement on local roads. The state’s premier Peter Malinauskas says, “This intermodal facility leverages Adelaide’s unique position as a national freight hub and will result in a more efficient freight system,” he says. 

In addition, the Linfox facility will receive freight directly by rail from Port Adelaide, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the eastern states. This will reduce the reliance on the road network.”

The country is gearing up for some big logistics developments. Here are some of the latest developments: 

Container park in Brisbane 

Recently DP World broke ground for a new container park in Brisbane. The state-of-the-art facility is located on Fisherman Islands. 

The facility will provide customers with a suite of supply chain services tailored to specific needs. 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. 

Western Australia container terminal 

Western Australia has unveiled plans for a new container terminal. The location at Kwinana is set to keep the state’s economy strong in years to come. 

The design of the terminal will accommodate larger ships than the existing Fremantle terminal and incorporates redevelopment of the ageing Kwinana Bulk Terminal jetty. The development’s cost and timings will be completed by mid-2024. 

Truck width increase

Earlier this year, the Australian government gave the width increase of trucks the green light. The Safer Freight Vehicles package includes an increase to the overall width limit from 2.5m to 2.55m for new trucks that are fitted with several safety features. 

These features include devices to reduce blind spots, electronic stability control, advanced emergency braking, a lane departure warning system, better reflective markings, and side guards to stop pedestrians and cyclists from being caught up under the rear wheels of trucks.  

Mordor Intelligence reports the Australian freight and logistics market is to grow at an annual compounded annual growth rate of 4.04% in the next six years.  

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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