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Port of Brisbane signs major lease agreement for DSV hardstand

The Port of Brisbane will help deliver a new home for DSV Air & Sea at the growing Australian port

The Port of Brisbane has announced it has signed a new 10-year lease agreement to deliver a new warehouse and container hardstand for global transport and logistics company DSV Air & Sea.

The hardstand will be built on a 4.8ha site on Fisherman Islands, allowing DSV as an existing port tenant to bring its current Brisbane-based road and sea freight service operations to a central location.

Port of Brisbane will help deliver the purpose-built facility, which will include a 16,008sqm warehouse, a two-storey operations office and around 26,220sqm of container-rated hardstand alongside awnings, truck manoeuvring regions and car parking areas.

McNab has been appointed as principal contractor for the project, which will begin construction later this month ahead of a completion date of later this year.

The development will incorporate sustainable design elements such as a 100kW solar installation, recycled materials in the civil construction stage, low carbon concrete and energy efficient LED light fittings, as well as the use of water efficient hydraulic fittings and rainwater tanks.

Port of Brisbane CEO Neil Stephens says the port is pleased to build on its partnership with DSV to design and deliver them a new and permanent home.

“As an existing customer, we were able to work together to understand DSV’s specific operational requirements while identifying a greenfield site within our Future Port Expansion area, immediately adjacent to the port’s terminals and wharves,” Stephens says.

“The purpose-built facility, combined with this prime location, will help DSV to realise significant operational and logistics efficiencies, supporting its operations now and into the future.

“As large, greenfield industrial sites close to both the port and the CBD become increasingly harder to find, Port of Brisbane works closely with existing and new customers to identify these opportunities. Our streamlined development application process means we’re able to work collaboratively and move quickly to design and deliver facilities that meet the specific needs of our customers.”

DSV managing director Paul Thomson says DSV is “very excited” to develop the new facility alongside the Port of Brisbane.

“Queensland is set to erupt with a variety of infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, from the significant renewable energy developments in wind and solar together with the construction and supply of services for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics. This new facility will provide DSV with the space and resources needed to service these large scale projects,” Thomson says.

“The facility will also allow for the expansion of our mining supply base to the Asia Pacific region, in particular to Papua New Guinea. We see huge opportunity for growth in this sector and the location close to the ports not only allows for efficient logistics to and from the port docks but also reduced costs and carbon footprint impact in container transportation requirements.”

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