Maersk Line has announced the opening of a new container depot at Nexus Industrial Estate in Altona, Australia.
The depot was officially opened by Australia’s Victoria Minister for Ports and Major Projects, David Hodgett, MP.
By taking over a 5ha facility, Maersk Line said it has become the anchor tenant at Salta Properties’ 40ha Nexus Industrial Intermodal Terminal at Altona, according to Marine Link.
Anthony Randell, operations and customer service manager, Maersk Line, Australia said: “We have been able to configure the layout of the depot, ensuring [that] we optimise the space available, which in turn, allows us to cater for future volume growth in the area.
“The new depot will also ensure we are more efficient in our container handling, helping [to] reduce truck and fork-lift miles inside the depot, which equates to improvement in truck turn times.”
According to Salta Properties’ executive chairman, Sam Tarascio Snr, the new Maersk Line facility sets a benchmark for container parks: “Salta Properties welcomes Maersk Line to Nexus Industrial and has valued the opportunity to work with the international shipping line to develop an innovative solution to its business operations.”
Nicolaj Noes, managing director of Maersk Line, Australia and Papua New Guinea concluded: “Successful logistical solutions are holistic logistical solutions and that is what we have achieved here, with a solution that offers a platform for productivity gains for Melbourne-based importers and exporters, superior turn times and access for the transportation community.”