Linfox’s new multi-million-dollar Adelaide rail freight terminal facility is now alive with activity after opening for business next to the city’s interstate rail line.
After a successful, co-ordinated build with Linfox project teams and construction partners, the 20,000-plus square metre facility stores and distributes goods for Linfox customers across grocery, consumer goods, hardware, healthcare, apparel and parcel freight.
In addition to its ambient capacity, the site has multiple temperature controlled zones for chilled, frozen and confectionery products.
With its direct connection to the adjacent rail freight terminal supporting Pacific National and Aurizon services, the site has capacity to move up to 450 shipping containers per week move through the connecting cargo link, removing an entire local transport leg.
Recent industry study ‘The Future of Freight’ reinforces the urgent need to increase rail’s share of freight to meet future transport needs, reduce emissions and foster economic growth1.
As much of Australia’s freight movements rely heavily on road transport, the need for a sustainable, efficient and robust rail freight network is increasing, particularly as demand intensifies over coming years.
“Investments like these will further support the movement of freight from road to interstate rail in an efficient, intermodal way,” said CEO Linfox Australia and New Zealand, Mark Mazurek.
“This is a key focus for Linfox, as it is for governments, the rail industry and the logistics sector at large, because so many industries – from farming, retail and mining to grocery and manufacturing – can benefit from these improved networks.
“We continue meaningful discussions with customers and stakeholders to play our part for the economic, social, sustainability and safety benefits,” he said.
Building Linfox’s logistics property footprint to support customer growth is also a top priority, with this Adelaide site opening alongside other completed and ongoing property investment projects for Linfox and BevChain in key locations across western Melbourne, Perth and Queensland.
Meanwhile, almost 100 Linfox SA team members are enjoying their new Adelaide home, one built for safety, security and scalability.
The site has been designed and built to achieve 5 Star Green Star certification, with multiple sustainability features:
- 700kW solar PV array
- 500kW battery storage
- Smart LED lighting
- Electric vehicle charging
- Rainwater harvesting
- Waste management initiatives
- Climate change resilience
- Direct railhead access.
These work together to create an environmental ecosystem that captures and stores energy to power the site and charge a growing electric fleet in the future.