SCT Logistics will partner with DP World Australia on a joint capabilities initiative, focusing on improving freight services for operators moving goods from the Parkes region in New South Wales to the Port of Sydney, the Parkes Champion Post has reported.
Through the initiative, the two companies will together service regional trains providing exporters and importers direct access to the DP World Australia’s Sydney dock via the recently announced Botany Intermodal.
“Botany Intermodal will offer 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 Mark Hulme, Chief Operating Officer – Logistics, DP World Australia.
“Botany Intermodal’s connection to the Southern Sydney Freight Line will drive improved rail efficiency and speed of service to adjacent stevedoring operations.”
Geoff Smith, Managing Director of SCT Group added, “We currently move freight from Perth to Sydney via Parkes.
“We are well positioned to expand these services to include your export into Port Botany to meet vessel cut offs.
“Furthermore, we have 324 hectares in our regional intermodal estate that would be ideal for exporters or importers to situate themselves in the strategic Parkes rail hub.”
Parkes Champion Post noted that the partnership is expected to result in reduced truck dependency in the region, along with environmental benefits.
Cr Ken Keith OAM, Mayor of Parkes Shire, welcomed the joint initiative by the companies.
“This partnership will further connect our region to a global market via one of the major ports of Australia, placing Parkes and the Central West into an economically advantageous position,” he said.
“We compete in global markets and as such transport efficiency is critical to our competiveness.”