Container terminal operator DP World has launched DP World Logistics Australia, a new operating company.
The company will target Australian companies looking for transport and intermodal services. Another 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 for DP World.
DP World Australia managing director and CEO Paul Scurrah said the new DP World Logistics Australia brand and Botany Intermodal business in the Port Botany precinct is an 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,” Mr Scurrah said.
“This new intermodal business aligns with our plans to develop operations that complement DP World Australia’s stevedoring business.”
Mark Hulme will lead the new DP World Logistics Australia business as chief operating officer logistics. Mr 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 Mr 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).