Stevedoring company DP World Australia (DPWA) has launched DP World Logistics Australia, a new operating company offering transport and intermodal solutions.
As part of the re-branding, a new business ‘Botany Intermodal’ will be housed within DP World Logistics Australia.
The move into landside logistics is part of a long-term strategy to move beyond the port gate, offering efficiencies to customers and other stakeholders in the supply chain, the company explained in a statement.
Paul Scurrah, Managing Director and CEO, DP World Australia, said the new DP World Logistics Australia brand and Botany Intermodal business in the Port Botany precinct is a natural extension of a local and global network stretching across DP World’s 70 international container terminals.
“As a critical link in the cargo logistics chain, we’re growing our Australian business in a way that makes sense,” Scurrah said.
“This new intermodal business aligns with our plans to develop operations that complement DP World Australia’s stevedoring business.”
With more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping, logistics and stevedoring industry, Mark Hulme will lead the new DP World Logistics Australia business as Chief Operating Officer – Logistics.
Hulme says customers and stakeholders will benefit from improved stability and customer service integration down the logistics chain.
“DP World Logistics Australia will offer fast and efficient container coordination, movement, cleaning, repairs, refurbishment and storage services to customers who are transiting container freight into and out of the terminals,” said Hulme.
“Botany Intermodal is connected to the Southern Sydney Freight Line, which will drive improved rail efficiency and speed of service for adjacent stevedoring operations. This opens the opportunity for rail operators to load empties within the port precinct.
“As the nation’s largest container stevedore, we are confident we can further develop our strong stakeholder relationships and continue to build value for DP World Australia’s customers.”
Botany Intermodal will operate out of two locations – Park 1, at 1890 Botany Road (formerly known as Sydney Haulage) and Park 2, at Bumborah Point (also formerly known as Smith Brothers).
Manager – Logistics, NSW, John Towers, will lead the Sydney-based arm of DP World Logistics Australia.
“Botany Intermodal will be Port Botany’s only fully integrated container logistics park,” said Towers.
Covering 15.3 hectares, Botany Intermodal is one of the largest empty container parks in Sydney.
“Our strategic location means we are the more convenient of Sydney’s two full-service container logistics parks,” Towers added.