Mainfreight opens Newcastle facility

The purpose-built site was 18 months in the planning for the NZ logistics giant

Mainfreight opens Newcastle facility
Mainfreight has opened a new facility in the Newcastle suburb of Beresfield


New Zealand transport and logistics giant Mainfreight has opened a new facility in Beresfield, a north-western suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, as the company continues an expansion across Australia’s east coast.

Designed to accommodate the freight handling arms of Mainfreight’s Transport and Air & Ocean teams, the purpose-built facility covers 5,800 square metres and sits on 1.7 hectares of land in total.

It also has 4,200sqm of raised dock, which it says will allow loaders to have a better line of sight when loading products, along with another 7,200sqm of hardstand space and four rear loading locks, to increase the number of trailers that can be managed on site.

Located at the end of the M1 Sydney Motorway, the company says the new facility will also have easy access to the recently opened Hunter Expressway and Pacific Highway for local and interstate deliveries.

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"The new site gives us the chance to operate from a very good location to optimise our service and flexibility for our customers and ensuring the efficient and effective handling of freight," Mainfreight says in an announcement.

"Further development is now taking place in other major cities with these investments designed to optimise productivity and increase service levels for our customers. Watch this space."

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