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Toll takes up residence at Brighton transport hub

Toll’s new $24 million Tasmanian freight terminal has opened.

 

Toll has started operating out of its new multi-million dollar freight terminal in Tasmania just over one year after construction on the facility started.

The $24 million site is part of the sprawling 6.8 hectare intermodal Brighton transport hub in Hobart’s north and will handle general and refrigerated freight, warehousing and distribution services and shipping container storage.

Construction began in July last year after Toll signed on as an anchor tenant of the Brighton transport hub in December 2012. The hub is designed to allow freight to be transferred between trucks and trains for movement between Tasmania’s southern and northern ports.

“This $24 million investment underpins other key investments we’re making in the State, that includes the purchase of next-generation replacement vessels for our Bass Strait shipping service earmarked for 2018, as well as the redevelopment of the wharf and rail terminals in Burnie and Launceston,” Toll managing director Brian Kruger says.

Prior to the construction of its new 17,000 square metre terminal, Toll spread its operations across three Hobart sites.

Kruger says the terminal will lead to an increase in rail freight and a reduction in the number of trucks using Hobart’s roads.

“Relocating to the new hub in Brighton will result in 42 fewer B-doubles and 100 fewer semi-trailer movements from the city of Hobart each day,” Kruger says.

“It also allows us to increase the amount of freight we can carry via rail. More freight on trains will mean fewer trucks on Tasmanian roads.”

Toll’s new site will house around 150 employees. The company employs around 600 people in Tasmania and is the State’s largest provider of transport and logistics and the largest shipper of goods between Tasmania and the mainland.

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