Sav­ill Drive rail ad­di­tion un­locks net­work po­ten­tial

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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

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