South Australian Premier, Peter Malinauskas MP and Linfox Executive Chair, Peter Fox AM launched Linfox’s new multi-million-dollar Adelaide Freight Terminal Facility in Regency Park.
The site facilitates the movement of up to 450 shipping containers per week through the connecting interstate cargo link, removing an entire local road transport leg.
The 20,000-plus square metre facility stores and distributes goods for Linfox customers across the grocery, consumer goods, hardware, healthcare, apparel and parcel sectors.
Linfox Executive Chair, Peter Fox AM said:
“Given Australia’s dependence on road transport, there is a growing demand for a sustainable, efficient, and resilient rail freight network. This becomes even more critical as freight volumes rise each year.
“Improving interstate networks is a key priority for Linfox, because so many local industries – from farming, retail and mining to grocery, can benefit,” he said.
South Australian Premier, Peter Malinauskas MP said:
“This intermodal facility leverages Adelaide’s unique position as a national freight hub and will result in a more efficient freight system.”
“The Linfox facility can receive freight directly by rail from Port Adelaide, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the eastern states, reducing reliance on our road network.”
Supporting the local community
The facility is a significant investment in the South Australian economy and:
- Employs almost 100 South Australians in warehousing, driving, safety, administration and management roles
- Reduces freight movements on local roads
- Is an employer of choice, led by Linfox’s values of loyalty, integrity, fairness and trust
Image: The new facility is connected by a cargo link to the adjacent rail terminal.
The site was built to achieve 5 Star Green Star certification and includes:
- 700kW solar PV array
- 500kW battery storage
- Smart LED lighting
- Electric vehicle charging
- Rainwater harvesting
- Waste management initiatives
Image: A 700kW solar array captures energy for battery storage.
Linfox recognises and thanks rail partners, Pacific National and Aurizon as well as construction partner, CIP Construction in bringing this project to life.
For more information please contact 0438 057 769.
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