Northline invests $21 million in new Queensland facility

Logistics company, Northline, has announced it will build a new, $21 million transport and logistics facility at Redbank in Ipswich, just west of Brisbane Queensland.

The new facility is earmarked to increase the company’s capabilities, improve efficiencies for clients and provide better access to major transport links, and will replace the current Northline facility at Pinkenba.

The company said the new 25,000 square metre facility will be located within the Goodman Group’s $350 million Redbank Motorway Estate, a new 62-hectare industrial development site with direct access to the Ipswich Motorway via the new Redbank Link Bridge.

It will provide more than 12,500 square metres of warehousing and freight operations space including an all-weather loading and unloading breezeway and the company’s Queensland state office.
Northline Chief Executive Officer Craige Whitton said the new Brisbane facility represents the second multi-million dollar investment by the company in just over a year in enhancing its national distribution network.

“Queensland is a key market for the company and this investment will provide us with a greater presence in the state and allow us to further improve our service offering,” said Mr Whitton.

Development approval for the new facility was granted in December 2013 and construction commenced in January. The facility is expected to open mid-September 2014.

Northline is a privately owned and managed Australian company specialising in road and rail freight management services; warehousing and distribution; global freight forwarding and mining, construction, oil and gas logistics, with 13 branches across Australia.

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