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DP World expands to 24/7 operations in Melbourne

DP World Logistics has announced that it will be extending its opening hours and investing in additional slot capacity at its Melbourne Logistics Park (MLP). 

From next Monday, April 8, the company will implement 24/7 operations at its container park in the Port of Melbourne Swanson Precinct.

MLP is one of the largest container parks in Melbourne, with a capability of approximately 8,500 TEU, providing empty container storage, wash, maintenance and repairs, laden container storage, reefer monitoring and storage, intermodal operations and biosecurity services.   

DP World Logistics has advised that it will continue to allocate truck arrival slot capacity in three-hour blocks, with the last slot drop at 2pm covering all additional slots from 3pm on the current day through to 9am the following day. 

This will add significant additional truck arrival capacity at the facility.  

Investment in additional slot capacity and extended operational hours is welcomed by CTAA. 

On average, notification fees for Empty Container Depot truck arrivals in Melbourne have increased by over 21% in the last two years.   

In some instances, like today’s announcement by DP World Logistics, we have seen a decent proportion of that additional revenue invested back into productive depot operations.  However, in other instances we have not. 

The Victorian Empty Container Park Paperless Truck Arrival Trial, concluded in August 2023, found that truck servicing can be up to 30 per cent more efficient and truck arrival and handling capacity can be doubled when investments are made to facilitate paperless truck entry and expand operating hours. 

DP World Logistics has invested in paperless truck entry and has now turned its focus to extending its operating hours.


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