New Moorebank Logistics Park launched


Kilgariff and James say facility's success will deliver transformational improvements across supply chain

New Moorebank Logistics Park launched
Kilgariff says Moorebank will complement other intermodal facilities.

 

The efforts of both Moorebank Intermodal Company and Qube Holdings were praised at the industry launch of the new logistics park yesterday.

The construction of the new Moorebank import-export (IMEX) freight terminal began during a special event last month.

Australian Locitics Council MD Michael Kilgariff says setting up a national network of intermodal facilities is even more imperative following the allocation of $8.4 billion to build the Inland Rail project in the federal Budget.

"Given the federal Budget’s significant investment in freight infrastructure and the continuing development of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, it’s an auspicious moment to mark the establishment of what will become the nation’s largest intermodal freight precinct," Kilgariff says.

Qube MD Maurice James was also bullish about Moorbank’s impact, saying it will transform the freight and logistics supply chain along the East Coast".

"Linking one of the nation’s busiest ports by rail to an inland facility with the sheer scale and location benefits of the Moorebank site is a game changer that will deliver huge long term benefits to consumers and businesses that will operate here," James says.

"The commencement of construction is a significant milestone that recognises our success and brings us a step closer to realising the substantial benefits this development will deliver for the people of southwest Sydney, and NSW more broadly." 

Once operational, the facility is expected to drive efficiency improvements across the supply chain sector and deliver up to $11 billion in economic benefits over the next three decades.

"The solution to meeting our growing freight task, reducing road congestion and improving community amenity lies in establishing more efficient road and rail connections from ports to intermodal facilities," Kilgariff says.

"The Moorebank facility is central to achieving this around Sydney’s heavily-congested M5 corridor.

"At the same time, its ability to transport 1.5 million TEU each year from Port Botany by rail will support the NSW government’s goal of boosting rail freight to and from that port from its current 18 per cent to around 30 per cent.

"Likewise, it accords with NSW Ports’ objective of moving 3 million TEU by rail by 2045."

Kilgariff says Moorebank will complement other intermodal facilities throughout NSW, including Aurizon’s operations at NSW Ports’ Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre, and Pacific National’s facility at Chullora.

The industry launch of the logistics park conincides with the official commencement of construction at Queensland's Toowoomba intermodal facility.

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