Linfox hails its Darwin Intermodal Facility

By: Rob McKay


Newly opened premises designed to handle larger truck combinations

Linfox hails its Darwin Intermodal Facility
The new facility, left, is next to the rail head.

 

The Northern Territory’s new Linfox Darwin Intermodal Facility at East Arm is now an operating fact on the ground.

Situated next to the Darwin railhead, the $10 million, 3,000 square metre, purpose-built facility will create up to 15 ongoing local jobs, according to the company.

"Each year, the Intermodal team shifts more than 15 million pallets for Australia’s retailers using its multi-modal freight network," Linfox CEO Annette Carey says.

"Linfox has an extensive footprint in the Northern Territory, with sites in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.

"This new investment increases our capacity and makes it easier for our customers to move inbound and outbound goods throughout the region.

"A chilled storage area will enable temperature controlled products to be safely stored during transit and broadens our cold chain network." 

The Linfox Darwin Intermodal Facility complements the capabilities the firm’s long distance road, rail and coastal shipping distribution services and follows the recent expansion of its healthcare and Defence logistics capabilities.

Site construction was completed in May and the facility went live on May 31, a spokesperson tells ATN.

The chilled section is almost 500 sq m, and "the facility has been designed to handle larger truck combinations including articulated triple road trains".

It will "deliver on Linfox’s environmental commitment" with a 100kW battery-ready solar system to reduce the site’s carbon emissions.

It also features rain water harvesting and high-efficiency LED lighting.

Linfox partnered with Vaughan Constructions to design and construct the facility.

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