Mainfreight opens purpose-built facility in Queensland

Mainfreight's new Eagle Farm facility.

Logistics and transport company, Mainfreight, has unveiled a new site in Brisbane.

Mainfreight team members and customers were invited to the opening of the dedicated airfreight and perishables facility located at Eagle Farm.

Multiple loading docks will provide it with full end-to-end cold chain from truck to depot.

“Our recessed loading docks allow product to remain at their required temperatures during loading and unloading process,” said Mainfreight in a statement.

Purpose-built to manage an extensive array of cargo types and cater to a variety of temperature sensitivities, the new branch features nine individual temperature-controlled zones allowing for the handling of a wide range of freight profiles with different temperature sensitivities.

Individual areas with chillers maintaining temperatures ranging between 0-15 degrees Celsius will provide an optimal environment for products such as pharmaceuticals, fresh produce and other temperature-sensitive items.

There is a freezer section to preserve the integrity of frozen products, a dedicated staging room that can maintain temperatures between 0 to 15 degrees Celsius for the handling of perishable products, as well as a dry freight/ambient area for general cargo and goods that do not require specific temperature regulation.

Two large fumigation enclosures equipped to treat up to 40 pallets at once, streamlining the fumigation process and reducing turnaround times are also part of the facility.

The new building was designed according to environmental principles including water efficient landscaping,
major solar installations to power the office and operations, and smart lighting across the facility to minimise electricity where possible.

Electric (EV) charge points have been installed to charge what Mainfreight described as its “expanding fleet of electric trucks and business vehicles.”

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