DPWA launches lo­gis­tics ser­vices arm

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DP World Lo­gis­tics Aus­tralia will con­trol new Botany In­ter­modal con­tainer han­dling

DP WORLD AUS­TRALIA is ex­pand­ing its land­side pres­ence with a view to push­ing fur­ther along the sup­ply chain and “be­yond the port gate”.

The steve­dore has formed op­er­at­ing en­tity DP World Lo­gis­tics Aus­tralia (DPWLA) in a move that gives a for­mal struc­ture to ex­ist­ing and pro­jected transport and in­ter­modal ser­vices.

DPWLA will con­trol Botany In­ter­modal, a new in­ter­modal con­tainer han­dling ser­vice and premises within the Port Botany precinct.

“This new in­ter­modal busi­ness aligns with our plans to de­velop op­er­a­tions that com­ple­ment DP World Aus­tralia’s steve­dor­ing busi­ness,” DP World Aus­tralia MD and CEO Paul Scur­rah says.

DPWA chief safety, in­no­va­tion and in­te­gra­tion of­fi­cer Mark Hulme, an ex­pe­ri­enced con­tainer ship­ping line and port ser­vices ex­ec­u­tive, will lead DPWLA as chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer lo­gis­tics.

“DP World Lo­gis­tics Aus­tralia will of­fer fast and ef­fi­cient con­tainer co­or­di­na­tion, move­ment, clean­ing, re­pairs, re­fur­bish­ment and stor­age ser­vices to cus­tomers who are tran­sit­ing con­tainer freight into and out of the ter­mi­nals,” Hulme says.

“Botany In­ter­modal is con­nected to the South­ern Syd­ney Freight Line, which will drive im­proved rail ef­fi­ciency and speed of ser­vice for ad­ja­cent steve­dor­ing op­er­a­tions.

“This opens the op­por­tu­nity for rail op­er­a­tors to load emp­ties within the port precinct.”

Botany In­ter­modal will op­er­ate out of two lo­ca­tions: Park 1, at 1890 Botany Road on the former Syd­ney Haulage site, and Park 2, at Bumb­o­rah Point, the ex-Smith Broth­ers fa­cil­ity.

DPWA NSW lo­gis­tics man­ager John Tow­ers will lead the Syd­ney-based arm of DP World Lo­gis­tics Aus­tralia.

“Botany In­ter­modal will be Port Botany’s only fully in­te­grated con­tainer lo­gis­tics park,” Tow­ers says.

Cov­er­ing 15.3ha, Botany In­ter­modal is one of the largest empty con­tainer parks in Syd­ney.

Botany In­ter­modal ser­vices will in­clude: • Wash con­tain­ers, ISO tanks and road tankers to spe­cific cus­tomer re­quire­ments • Re­pair and up­grade con­tain­ers to food

qual­ity/DPI stan­dards • Re­pair dam­aged con­tain­ers • Store empty and full con­tain­ers • Load and un­load rail freight and of­fer stor­age so­lu­tions for con­tain­ers ahead of ship re­ceival win­dows • Of­fer out-of-gauge stor­age and han­dling, in­clud­ing re­ceiv­ing, lash­ing and de­liv­er­ing non­stan­dard goods • Store con­tain­ers at con­sid­er­ably lower

rates than ter­mi­nal stor­age.

Paul Scur­rah

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