Northline wins major logistics contract

A rare Mack cabover working for Northline in the Northern Territory.

Northline has been appointed to manage the import logistics for the construction of a new multi-million dollar cucumber and herb packing and processing plant for Comfresh.

The project was secured through Northline’s relationship with Netherlands-based freight forwarder Allports and South Australian-based project and development managers, Trice.

With its international freight network capabilities reaching into more than 100 countries, Northline’s end-to-end freight solutions has allowed for what it has described as a “seamless execution of services”, incorporating international sea freight, air shipments, customs clearance, wharf cartage, and quarantine inspections.

Northline tariff consultancy services were also utilised to identify high-value processing equipment not made in Australia and apply for multiple Tariff Concessions with the Australian Border Force.

This resulted in significant savings in relation to the Customs Import Duty fees and overall, helped to reduce project costs for Comfresh.

Around 150 containers were imported into Australia and delivered directly to the approximately 12-hectare construction site in Virginia, South Australia.

“In a world where costs continue to increase, it’s great to facilitate cost savings,” said Dave Batchelor, Northline’s International Freight Management (IFM) Customs Manager.

“It’s definitely a point of difference at Northline. Not all companies in the industry go this extra mile,” he said.

Northline maintains a national freight, warehousing and logistics network of 13 depots with more than 120,000 square metres of warehousing capacity.

The international freight management network provides a connection between key remote sites across Australia and global markets.

The varied fleet of Northline vehicles works across the resource sector, container cartage and with frontline charities such as the relief program managed by Foodbank.

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