Pacific National and Linfox in SA intermodal deal


Adelaide Freight Terminal site of pair’s latest cooperative venture

Pacific National and Linfox in SA intermodal deal
Pacific National and Linfox

 

Pacific National and Linfox today have entered into an option agreement for a strategic co-location at Adelaide Freight Terminal.

According to Pacific National CEO Dean Dalla Valle, with intermodal rail services playing a critical role in major national supply chain links, the agreement helps to accelerate development of co-location logistics solutions to ensure efficiency in both costs and service delivery.

"With more than 230 million freight TEU-kilometres travelled annually through Adelaide Freight Terminal, the intermodal site is the ‘freight gateway to the west’," Dalla Valle says.

Pacific National’s Adelaide Freight Terminal currently employs 125 staff – including train drivers, terminal operators and maintenance crew – who operate a total of 90 rail services in and out of the site each week deploying 1,800-metre interstate freight trains.

Dalla Valle notes that securing more opportunities for close-to-client locations along Australia’s rail corridors and leveraging Pacific National’s network of intermodal facilities and services will drive greater safety, productivity and environmental gains within the national supply chain.


Read how the two freight firms combined for the Aurizon deal, here


"The coronavirus crisis, and associated cross border travel restrictions, has highlighted the innate power of rail to haul large volumes of freight safely and efficiently across our vast continent while helping to reduce carbon emissions," he adds.

Linfox executive chairman Peter Fox sees the development as complementing Linfox’s recent investments in the intermodal rail network for its customers.

"Linfox has a national footprint of strategically located railhead facilities and our new Adelaide investment further enhances our capabilities throughout Australia," Fox says.

"We are extremely pleased to be making this new multi-million dollar investment of a world-class intermodal facility in South Australia."

Pacific National and Linfox are recent allies, with the pair landing Aurizon’s Queensland intermodal business in 2017 and passing the final legal hurdle last month.

 

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