The Brisbane Container Park, a spacious 10.4-hectare facility, just broke ground at the Port of Brisbane. Trade is booming in Brisbane, so the city is expanding its logistics capabilities starting with a brand-new container park. The Container Park is expected to support supply chain by providing ample space for shipping companies to store, move and empty shipping containers.
Brisbane Container Park features modern technology, such as ASRs (automated stacking crane) which can raise up to eight containers. This will help optimize yard capacity and throughout. Australia’s first two reefer pre-trip stations intended for the inspection of refrigerated containers will be located in the same premises as well.
To pull off building the Brisbane Container Park, the Port of Brisbane has collaborated with two global specialty firms. DP World, a Dubai-based multinational logistics corporation, is partnering to construct and operate the facility long-term. Joining them is LOGOS, a leading Asia-Pacific logistics real estate group, who will help design and develop the container terminal.
Once completed in 2025, the Brisbane Container Park will provide a one-stop shop solution. It will offer single warehouse operation for storing, maintaining and transporting of containers. This encompasses a huge warehouse that would have 82 acres covered for pack up/repair and processing. There will also be advanced yard management software controlling movement of full and empty containers in the terminal.
Driving Economic Transformation: DP World’s Brisbane Container Park
The Brisbane Container Park is located next to the Brisbane River in Fisherman’s Island with a direct connection to the port and the oil terminal. The port is being filled up with tankers ferrying liquid fuel imports such as crude oil and refined oil. Trade continuity requires having extra container storage and service capabilities in the vicinity.
Furthermore, the Brisbane Container Park will help in creating local jobs.
While construction crews mobilize on the Brisbane Container Park, work has also begun just 23km southwest of Brisbane’s CBD on a similar sizable distribution center. Supply chain solutions leader Martin Brower ANZ has locked in a 15-year lease on a 28,332 square meter temperature-controlled warehouse facility.
The food logistics site is strategically located close to the Interchange of Ipswich and Logan motorway. The facility will have a fleet of 140 refrigerator trucks that can supply all McDonalds in town without any bumps in the road.
The energy-efficient frozen food warehouse will create 100 local jobs. It also aligns with Martin Brower’s sustainability commitments, helping the company reach targeted emissions reductions by 2030.
With its diversified economy and prime metropolitan location, Brisbane continues growing as Australia’s ‘New World City’. These twin development deals reflect strong confidence in Brisbane’s economic trajectory. These two projects- Brisbane container park and Martin Brower frozen distribution center– confirm that the market has considerable consumption ability, good physical infrastructures as well as a rich labour pool.
Brisbane has space for further growth in the long run in the logistics sector. Therefore, expect increased supply chain infrastructure expenditure in this region for the coming decades amid rising trade volumes and population.