Ex­pan­sion-minded Northline go­ing in­ter­na­tional

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Northline is mark­ing its 35th an­niver­sary with a ma­jor in­ter­na­tional ex­pan­sion which it says will see it rep­re­sented in more than 100 coun­tries by year’s end

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provider Northline is mark­ing its 35th an­niver­sary with a ma­jor in­ter­na­tional ex­pan­sion which it says will see the Ade­laide-based com­pany rep­re­sented in more than 100 coun­tries by year’s end.

“The in­te­gra­tion of Northline’s do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional net­work will help fuel the com­pany’s fu­ture growth by meet­ing the chang­ing needs of its cus­tomers and their cus­tomers,” the com­pany says.

“Northline is al­ready pro­vid­ing end to end sup­ply chain so­lu­tions for im­port and ex­port in key mar­kets such as China, UK, Europe, US and the Mid­dle East but will soon fur­ther ex­pand into Asia with the com­pany’s in­ter­na­tional freight busi­ness grow­ing 20 per cent over the last year.”

Northline’s in­ter­na­tional team re­cently re­turned from vis­its to part­ners in Dubai, Por­tu­gal, UK, Europe, Thai­land and Viet­nam – with Viet­nam and China both prov­ing to be strong mar­kets for the com­pany at the mo­ment, due to de­mand for white goods, build­ing prod­ucts and fur­ni­ture.

“The in­dus­try is be­ing shaped by new tech­nolo­gies, chang­ing con­sumer buy­ing habits, new Free Trade Agree­ments, fluc­tu­a­tions to Aus­tralia’s bal­ance of trade and ris­ing fuel and en­ergy costs,” Northline CEO Craige Whit­ton says.

“Our global reach in­te­grated into our ex­ten­sive well- es­tab­lished do­mes­tic net­work pro­vides cus­tomers with an ef­fi­cient, cost- ef­fec­tive and re­li­able part­ner.”

The year so far has also seen Northline in­vest in new tech­nolo­gies with a new app launched this month to pro­vide greater con­sign­ment track­ing, bar­code scan­ning and sta­tus up­dates with cus­tomers able to track freight in real time.

In­vest­ments have also been made in ‘ the last kilo­me­tre’ with sign- on glass tech­nol­ogy used for all lo­cal and CBD de­liv­er­ies.

Craige Whit­ton

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