DP World in Fletcher International Exports rail win

First service through Botany Intermodal set for this month

DP World in Fletcher International Exports rail win
Fletcher International Exports is exporting from its Dubbo terminal


In another step for New South Wales intermodalism, DP World Logistics Australia (DPWLA) and Fletcher International Exports (FIE) are to kick off Port Botany rail services this month.

For DPWLA, the link strengthens its inland NSW exports reach.

"We take great pride in being chosen to provide Fletcher International Exports, a leading regional and locally family owned exporter, high quality integrated rail facilities and services from Botany Intermodal," chief operating officer - logistics Mark Hulme says.

"Working together, we look forward to creating a clear path from paddock to the plate for Dubbo exporters and producers."

The first FIE service is to be handled through Botany Intermodal on April 25.

"Central NSW is an important area for all commodities and products for export," FIE director Roger Fletcher says.

"Over the last decade, we have invested heavily in our intermodal freight hub, our own trains and all the associated infrastructure and I am very confident this new agreement with DP World Logistics Australia will shore up access for Central NSW’s agriculture and mining products to global markets."

FIE says it exports 18,000 twenty foot equivalent units (TEU) a year of containerised lamb and sheep products, cotton, grain and pulses from its Dubbo intermodal terminal.

In the other direction, it also imports 5,000 tonnes of fertiliser annually.

It has a rail fleet of three C44aci UGL 4500 horsepower locomotives and 62 60-foot CIMC wagons capable of 180 TEU per service, with the trains operated by Southern Shorthaul Railroad.  

It has also done business with Patrick and Hutchison in Sydney.


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