The unveiling of a commissioned artwork on the side of a shipping container was the highlight of Northline’s 40th anniversary celebrations in Adelaide this past weekend.
More than 250 guests, including customers, suppliers and employees gathered at Victoria Park Social Club to mark the global logistic company’s milestone with an outback themed soiree – a tribute to Northline’s beginnings.
The traditional indigenous painting by local artists Kelly Taylor and T’keyah Ware, which was reproduced and vinyl-wrapped onto the shipping container, depicted Northline’s historical journey.
Northline CEO Craige Whitton said the artwork held a special place in the business.
“[It] is a true representation of where we started and highlights the connection and strong roots we have servicing the remote communities in northern Australia,” he said.
In support of those same remote communities, Northline also handed The Royal Flying Doctor Service a cheque for $40,000, raised by team members from across the country.
Founded in 1983, Northline began with specialised freight services to customers in the Northern Territory, connecting them to the rest of Australia.
Today it operates an industry-leading network and has international reach into more than 100 countries.
Northline recently announced a new logistics contract involving several of its supply chain links.