New Toll intermodal terminal in Tasmania

The Toll Group has begun the construction of a $24 million intermodal freight terminal at the new Brighton Transport Hub in Hobart, Tasmania.

The project was formally opened when Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings and Brighton Mayor Tony Foster joined Toll Tasmania General Manager Tony Stewart to turn the first sod on the construction of the Toll facility.

The new terminal is the first to be built at the new hub. The 16,000 square metre facility is situated  on a 6.8 hectare site and is designed o handle general and refrigerated freight. The terminal will also offer warehousing and distribution services, as well as providing container storage for both domestic and international shipping.

“Toll’s investment in this facility underpins our commitment to Tasmania, in particular to Hobart and the southern regional businesses,” said Stewart. “By mid-next year we will have the most modern and efficient transport terminal in the state.

“Once built, the new facility will enable us to move operations from our three current Hobart sites into the one purpose-built site, and it will reduce the amount of traffic going in and out of central Hobart. The new facility will allow us to increase the amount of freight we can carry via rail. More freight on trains will mean fewer trucks on Tasmanian roads.”

Toll said construction is expected to be completed mid-2014.

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