Linfox has opened a new multi-million-dollar facility in Regency Park, Adelaide.
The Adelaide Freight Terminal Facility is 20,000 square metres in size and stores and distributes goods for Linfox customers across the grocery, consumer goods, hardware, healthcare, apparel and parcel sectors.
It is used for the movement of up to 450 shipping containers weekly, and connects with the interstate cargo link, removing the need to transport containers through local roads.
South Australian premier, Peter Malinauskas MP and Linfox executive chair, Peter Fox AM, launched the new facility.
“Given Australia’s dependence on road transport, there is a growing demand for a sustainable, efficient, and resilient rail freight network,” Fox said.
“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.”
Malinauskas added that the 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,” he said.
Almost 100 South Australians will be employed at the facility in warehousing, driving, safety, administration and management roles.