NT the key to Northline’s success

National freight company Northline is celebrating 25 years delivering freight in the NT with a major fundraising initiative in Darwin and sponsorship of four races in the Darwin Cup Carnival on July 26.

Established in Darwin in 1983, Northline is a long-haul transport specialist that has built a national freight and logistics business.

The company is one of the NT’s largest logistics sector employers, with key facilities in Darwin and Alice Springs and support depots in Katherine and Tennant Creek.

Following an investment of over $60 million in a national network of distribution centres, including a state-of-the-art facility at Winnellie, Northline is now well placed to meet the needs of customers operating throughout northern Australia well in to the future.

Northline chief operating officer Phillip Taylor says Darwin would play a key role for the company during its next 25 years.

“We see the NT as central to our success going forward,” Taylor says.

“For the past two decades, Australia has seen a massive centralisation of resources throughout the nation.”

However, as the price of fuel continues to increase, Northline sees its future lies in offering its customers a decentralised distribution system that eliminates the need for unnecessary haulage.

“As well as reducing the impact of escalating fuel prices on landed goods, Northline’s approach will demonstrate our commitment to sustainable and environmentally ethical practices as the world moves into a more carbon-conscious age,” Taylor says.

“Darwin and Alice Springs provide the axis of our northern Australian operations.”

“Darwin’s importance as an access point for Australia covering both imports and exports is only now being realised by the broader community across Australia.”

“We can transport goods by road, rail or ship to Darwin and from there haul them east, west or south as needed.”

“This service, coupled with the increasing sophistication of our customers, requires Northline to provide a technology platform that gives customers visibility of their goods, no matter where they are in the world.”

“Northline’s 25-year celebration is a thank-you to the NT community for supporting us during the past 25 years and demonstrates our commitment to the future,” Taylor says.

Northline will hold its 25-year anniversary celebration in Darwin on Saturday, July 26, including sponsorship of four races at the NT Metric Mile Race Day at Fannie Bay Racecourse.

As part of its national support for Camp Quality, the non-profit organisation that assists children living with cancer and their families, Northline will also hold a charity event and match all funds raised dollar for dollar.

All money raised will be donated to Camp Quality to assists youngsters in the NT. The NT already plays a key role in supporting Northline’s national success.

Recent initiatives include:

  • In May, Northline won a strategic contract to haul mineral sands mined by listed mining contractor NRW on Melville Island, off the North Australian coast
  • In April, Northline launched the first express freight service between Darwin and Broome, opening up the booming Kimberley region to fast freight deliveries from northern Australia
  • Last year, Northline completed its “smart customer” warehouse in Darwin as part of a multi-million-dollar investment strategy to support customers throughout northern Australia.

Northline is an Australian freight company that specialises in servicing remote locations throughout the country.

The privately-owned business, which employs more than 400 people, provides a combination of international freight, express freight, general freight, warehousing and mine site services throughout Australia.

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