DPWLA plans Melbourne expansion with rail facility

‘Significant milestone’ to feature 6,000 TEU capacity

DPWLA plans Melbourne expansion with rail facility
An aerial image of a portion of the site with rail line at top


DP World Logistics Australia (DPWLA) is expanding its Melbourne operations with an on-dock rail (ODR) logistics facility.

The addition will have 6,000 TEU capacity and offer a suite of laden and empty container services.

DPWLA describes this Melbourne venture into as a "significant milestone" for its operations.

The facility – to be located at Dock Link Road, West Melbourne – aims to support its continued growth and expansion, "further contributing to DP World’s broader strategy of enabling smarter global trade".

Read how DP World Australia launched DPWLA, here

DPWLA says the new site will offer:

  • a gateway for laden and empty containers, with direct rail access and ability to handle train lengths up to 1,100m
  • the ability to operate on 24/7 basis if required
  • necessary logistics services associated with empty and laden containers.

Operations are expected to begin in early August as part of a "staged investment plan" for supporting its logistics ambition.

"DP World Logistics Australia is excited about the continued expansion of its business into Melbourne and will play a pivotal role in cargo connectivity to and from the port precinct and supporting the users of the supply chain" DPWLA chief operating officer Ravi Sheshadri says.


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