Silk ex­pands NSW and Qld op­er­a­tions

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Silk Con­tract Lo­gis­tics ( Silk) has an­nounced the re­cent launch of its Con­tainer Cartage Op­er­a­tions in New South Wales, se­cur­ing a 20,000sqm site at Yen­nora which is set to house a pur­pose- built ware­house.

Silk gen­eral man­ager Joshua Boyd made the an­nounce­ment in a LinkedIn post, high­light­ing the com­pany’s plans to make the Yen­nora fa­cil­ity the cen­tre of its NSW op­er­a­tions.

“With the op­tion to ac­cess rail from the Port of Syd­ney, Silk in­tends for this busi­ness to be the epi­cen­tre of its NSW Con­tract Lo­gis­tics Op­er­a­tions,” Boyd says.

“This op­er­a­tion will be headed by Adam Hester, a well- known fig­ure in the NSW trans­port in­dus­try.”

Silk also an­nounced the suc­cess­ful ac­qui­si­tion of Bris­bane- based Con­tainer Swinglift Ser­vices ( CSS), a fam­ily- owned con­tainer trans­port and ware­house busi­ness in Bris­bane.

“CSS has a long his­tory in ser­vic­ing the food and agri­cul­tural sec­tor, two mar­ket seg­ments in which Silk also has a strong pres­ence, and the ad­di­tion of the CSS busi­ness only fur­ther strength­ens our po­si­tion in this mar­ket,” Boyd says.

“The ac­qui­si­tion in­creases the Silk work­force in Queens­land by over 70 FTEs, adds ad­di­tional fleet of 30+ ve­hi­cles and over 60 pieces of trail­ing equip­ment.”

Boyd also hinted at an­other de­vel­op­ment re­lat­ing to Queens­land prop­erty com­ing, in­volv­ing a pur­pose- built fa­cil­ity on the Port of Bris­bane with di­rect ac­cess to the ma­jor ship­ping ter­mi­nals.

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