Expansion-minded Northline going international
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
TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
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.