Logistics and supply chain operator MEDLOG will set up a new automated container park at the Port of Brisbane.
The company, which is one of the businesses within the MSC Group, has signed a 30-year lease for a 7.3-hectare site on Fisherman islands.
According to the port, once the facility is fully operational, it will be one of the world’s most automated container parks, incorporating high-end technology to deliver world-class standards in terms of operation and safety.
Brisbane will develop the site to MEDLOG’s specific requirements for the storage and operations of both empty and full laden containers.
The project is expected to be completed by Q3 of this year.
Sustainable elements, such as solar installation and use of low carbon concrete will also be included in the design of the facility, as is standard in all new port property.
“MEDLOG’s expansion into Queensland and its new home at Port of Brisbane speaks volumes about its confidence in the Port being the right place to support its long-term growth,” said Neil Stephens, CEO of the Port of Brisbane.
“Port of Brisbane is on a journey to become Australia’s premier port and logistics hub; welcoming industry leaders such as MEDLOG plays a key role in ensuring the Port of Brisbane achieves this vision and continues to deliver for the Queensland economy and community well into the future.”
Brisbane also recently made an appearance in PTI’s ‘Top 5 Ports in Australia 2021’ list.
Last year, the port processed a total of 1,554,061 TEU, of which 730,252 TEU were imports, while the remaining 723,951 TEU were exports.