ACFS ac­quires empty con­tainer de­pot in SA

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ACFS will man­age some of Kerry Lo­gis­tics’ prop­erty lease­hold in­ter­ests

ACFS PORT LO­GIS­TICS has ex­panded its na­tional op­er­a­tions in Ade­laide with the ac­qui­si­tion of empty con­tainer de­pot op­er­a­tions of Kerry Lo­gis­tics.

The empty con­tainer busi­ness op­er­a­tions will be re­branded ACFS e-De­pot, with the move be­com­ing of­fi­cial on Oc­to­ber 1.

ACFS has also en­tered into an agree­ment with Kerry Lo­gis­tics to lease and man­age prop­erty lease­hold in­ter­ests.

The ar­range­ment will al­low ACFS to re­lo­cate its trans­port and ware­hous­ing op­er­a­tions to the Gill­man fa­cil­ity.

ACFS says the newly ac­quired fa­cil­ity is fully bi­tu­men- sealed and is ap­prox­i­mately 27,000sqm in size, in­clud­ing 4500sqm of ware­hous­ing and 40 reefer points for the han­dling and stor­age of reefers.

“This lat­est ac­qui­si­tion will com­ple­ment the $10m+ in­vest­ment that ACFS and its re­lated en­ti­ties are cur­rently un­der­tak­ing on the Port in Fre­man­tle, with the site ex­pected for com­ple­tion in De­cem­ber 2017,” ACFS says.

ACFS CEO and MD Arthur Tzaneros says: “This com­pletes our na­tional foot­print in all ma­jor Ports in Aus­tralia for empty con­tainer de­pots, but more im­por­tantly al­lows ACFS to in­te­grate its ser­vice of­fer­ing con­nect­ing cus­tomers to its aligned ship­ping lines for best cost so­lu­tion out­comes”.

The com­pany says that re­lo­ca­tion of the trans­port and ware­hous­ing di­vi­sions to the Gill­man fa­cil­ity will al­low its na­tional busi­ness model to be repli­cated and ex­panded in the Ade­laide mar­ket.

“Whilst this Ade­laide trans­ac­tion is im­por­tant in com­plet­ing the na­tional strat­egy, the busi­ness is look­ing at a pipe­line of strate­gic op­por­tu­ni­ties and ac­qui­si­tions both here and abroad for the ACFS Port Lo­gis­tics Land­side busi­ness,” ACFS chair­man Terry Tzaneros says.

The com­pany plans to im­ple­ment ef­fi­ciency in the Ade­laide mar­ket for ship­ping lines and trans­port car­ri­ers, with the im­ple­men­ta­tion of in­creased op­er­at­ing hours and Con­tain­er­chain eGate sys­tem “as soon as prac­ti­cal, in ad­di­tion to the in­vest­ment of brand new twin pick con­tainer fork­lift s”.

“This ... al­lows ACFS to in­te­grate its ser­vice o er­ing con­nect­ing cus­tomers to its aligned ship­ping lines for best cost so­lu­tion out­comes”

Arthur Tzaneros

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