Savill Drive rail addition unlocks network potential
Freight management specialist Coda Group recently welcomed the first rail wagons to its existing Savill Drive freight hub in Auckland, creating one of New Zealand's largest fully intermodal freight hubs.
Coda CEO Scott Brownlee says the hub will provide a consolidation point to bring together export, import and domestic cargo flows into one single location.
“Achieving rail connectivity at Savill Drive is a key milestone in the development of a more efficient transport network for the North Island. Traditionally separate, these three flows of cargo will now come together for the first time in one place and link to multiple transport modes including road, rail and coastal shipping.
“The intermodal freight hub and supporting network also increases the landside logistics capability required to service larger ships that will soon visit New Zealand.”
The access to rail was possible with the development of a new 10,000 square metre intermodal yard. Work will soon start on a 4,950 square metre warehouse extension and a 6,500 square metre freight canopy with a second rail siding.
KiwiRail CEO Peter Reidy says Coda is an example of a logistics business working to better utilise New Zealand's transport and infrastructure assets. KiwiRail offers New Zealand supply chain and transport operators the best landside logistics solution in cost, fuel and carbon efficiency.
“We are pleased to partner with Coda as they invest in assets and collaborative partnerships which support the growth of New Zealand businesses and in turn this