SCT Logistics has fleet additions in mind

By: Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi


New Bromelton intermodal hub to put pressure Brisbane resources

SCT Logistics has fleet additions in mind
Glenn and Geoff Smith face the Bromelton factor

 

SCT Logistics is looking at bolstering its southern Queensland fleet as its huge new Bromelton intermodal freight hub readies to receive its first rail call.

Four-a-week train services from Melbourne to Bromelton become a reality on Monday and the development will put more demand on the existing vehicles.

"We’ll probably expand on it in Brisbane – close to doubling the fleet because we’ll be increasing our volume out of Bromelton," managing director Geoff Smith tells ATN.

The leading freight operator with both dry and refrigerated services, as well as road and warehousing offerings, recently replaced 30 trucks with Kenworth and Scania units.

Kenworth T409’s were brought for the 2015 sugar cartage season, servicing cane mills 24 hours a day.

SCT also chose Scania because of improved fuel efficiency and reduction in maintenance costs.

It has some 300 trucks and trailers, of which 30 per cent are with subcontractors.

The multimodal and vertically-integrated transport and logistics company, whose main role is rail, says it never plans to move away from road freight because trucks compliment the rail work.

Built near Beaudesert, the $35 million Bromelton terminal is SCT’s final piece of its north-south rail corridor puzzle.

What might normally take around three years to complete, SCT’s brothers and directors Geoff and Glenn Smith had to think quick before their contract with Aurizon ended.

The pair was tasked with a mammoth project after being given notice on January 21, 2016 after a four-year long partnership with Aurizon.

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