DHL Global Forwarding, the freight specialist arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group says it is investing $17 million over ten years for an international cold chain facility at Brisbane airport.
It says it will be the largest facility of its kind, and will meet the rising demand for perishables, as well as support the growth of general cargo in Queensland. It adds that it will complete building it in early 2023.
The logistics company says it held a ceremony at the 4880 sqm site on Monday May 30.
“The expansion of our facilities at Brisbane airport reflects the tremendous growth in exports, especially perishable food,” George Lawson, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Australia, says.
“Brisbane’s economy is predicted to surge by 2031 and with this new facility, we are ready to support our customers’ growth,” he adds.
DHL Forwarding notes the facility is strategically located at Brisbane airport with side access and is close to the Port of Brisbane.
“A lot of thought went into the design of the new operation,” George says.
“It will assist our customers trade efficiently,” he adds. He says it is also a sustainable facility, which will help DHL’s customers achieve a greener supply chain.
DHL says the facility is also designed to support employees.
“We want this new facility to be a great place to work for our people,” Lachlan Elliot, Station Manager – Queensland, DHL Global Forwarding Australia, says.
“Interactive screens together with a flexible workspace are designed to facilitate virtual and physical collaboration,” he adds.
According to the Green Building Council of Australia, the new facility has a five green star rating. DHL Forwarding says it will have solar panels, reusable batteries to power most of the warehouse operations, rainwater harvesting, and EV charging stations.
It adds that it plans to introduce carbon offsetting and aims for a carbon neutral supply chain for customers.
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