DHL Global Forwarding has opened its newest facility in Brisbane to meet the surging demand for Australian perishable goods export, with an investment of AU$17 million (11 million EUR) over ten years. New facility in Brisbane to meet the surging demand for Australian perishable goods export.
To cater to this growing demand, the newly launched 4,880sqm facility houses the largest international cold chain services in Brisbane at 1,700sqm, offering complete cold chain services for goods such as high-quality meat, fresh produce and seafood. It is at Brisbane airport with airside access, the first and only freight forwarder to have such access, and is close to the Port of Brisbane.
George Lawson, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Australia said :
"We built the new Brisbane facility to meet the fast-growing demand for perishables. The agricultural and fisheries sector is a key foundation of Queensland's economy, and it has remained robust despite the disruptions caused by the pandemic.
Lachlan Elliott, Station Manager – Queensland, DHL Global Forwarding Australia added :
"Queensland's agricultural produce is renowned for being high quality, safe and nutritious, which makes it very popular among global consumers. In fact, Queensland exports more than half of its agricultural output. The right supply chain solutions are critical to ensuring that these perishables can reach consumers in pristine condition. Our new facility in Brisbane will do exactly that, especially in our environmentally sustainable offerings, to help customers achieve a greener supply chain."