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Northline opens $21 million distribution centre

  • Posted on Thursday 20th, November 2014.

Northline, one of Australia’s largest privately-owned logistics operations, has officially started operating from its new $21 million Brisbane transport and logistics facility at Redbank.

According to Northline, the new facility – located within the Goodman Group’s 62-hectare Redbank Motorway Estate – will significantly strengthen the company’s presence along the east coast of Australia.

It will provide more than 12,500m2 of warehousing and undercover freight operations space, including an all-weather loading and unloading breezeway and the company’s Queensland state office.

The move follows January’s opening of Northline’s new $24 million Sydney transport and logistics facility at Smithfield.

Northline CEO Craige Whitton said the new facility will help meet the growing demand for our freight management, and warehousing and distribution services along the east coast and into northern Australia.

“Improved efficiencies will broaden access to our supply chain partners and reduce turnaround times of freight coming into and departing the facility,” he said.

“These efficiencies have been significantly enhanced by the recent opening of the new Redbank Link Bridge, which gives us direct access to the Ipswich Motorway, as well as being in close proximity to the Logan and Centenary Motorways.

“In particular, it will help strengthen our services to the mining, construction, oil and gas industries, which demand a strong presence in Queensland as a key strategic supply chain link to regional and remote areas, said Mr Whitton.

“Queensland is a key market for the company and this investment reflects our commitment to the state and allows us to further improve our service offering.”

According to Whitton, Northline has invested over $70 million in new infrastructure over a three-year period to grow its national footprint.

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