Flinders Ports launches storage and distribution arm


SA port owner and operator expands landward with new subsidiary

Flinders Ports launches storage and distribution arm
Flinders Warehousing and Distribution is underway

 

Independent South Australian ports firm Flinders Ports Holdings (FPH) has unveiled its new subsidiary, Flinders Warehousing and Distribution (FWD).

FWD’s operations, centred on Outer Harbor and adjacent to the Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal (FACT), are already underway.

It is said to provide fully integrated supply chain services including warehousing, distribution and direct access to rail and road transportation services.

The company has the capacity to handle all cargo types including out-of-gauge (OOG) cargo, standard containers and pallets, for long or short-term storage.

According to the parent company, the direct transfer of OOG cargo from FACT to FWD will allow cargo to be unpacked, without the need for road transport and associated permits for the first move, and will significantly improve delivery times to the final destination. 

"The launch of Flinders Warehousing and Distribution marks another major milestone in the expansion and modernisation of Port Adelaide CEO Stewart Lammin says.

"FWD will deliver time and cost savings for South Australia’s importers and exporters while enabling them to have a seamless integrated supply chain solution.

"Our new offering will also provide supply chain security, predictability, and efficiency to key export and import dependent industries including the commodities, defence, and renewable energy sectors all of which have high volume, variable loads to transport."


Read how Stewart Lammin took the reins at FPH here


FWD operates from two secure locations, both with strategic links to the Outer Harbor Container Terminal. 

The first includes 30,000 square metres of hardstand, a wash bay to meet biosecurity requirements – subject to licensing, application underway – and two large shelters. 

The second offers 20,000sqm of warehousing with fully enclosed loading bays to ensure the protection of weather sensitive cargo. 

"This site is under preparation for both Customs (77G Depot) & Biosecurity Licensing.  Biosecurity Licensing is proposed to include Class 1.1, 4.3 and 4.6 and the recently created Class 4.7, which allows for the partial unpack of containers for effective fumigation requirements attached to the BMSB seasonal measures," FPH says.

"FWD will work directly with global and local businesses to deliver tailored solutions that offers online visibility across the supply chain." 

 

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