TNT Express to build $85m Queensland hub

TNT Express is to invest A$85m (US$80 million) in building a new regional headquarters and distribution centre near Brisbane, Australia.


TNT Express to build $85m Queensland hub


TNT Express is to invest A$85m (US$80 million) in building a new regional headquarters and distribution centre near Brisbane, Australia. The 72,000 square metre site will see construction begin this month, with expected completion in June 2015.

TNT Express said the new depot’s “state-of-the-art” parcel sorting technology will process 15,000 parcels per hour, increasing the capacity of the current Salisbury facility fivefold while cutting carbon emissions by 20 per cent. The facility’s planned 26,000 square metres of warehousing space will also up the current 15,000 available at the Salisbury site, allowing for future growth.

TNT Express Queensland regional director Peter Gutsche said the project marked a “significant” investment in the region to meet the needs of customers in southeast Queensland shipping to the rest of Australia and across the world.

The new facility is part of a broader investment programme for TNT Express in Australia, which is set to include the creation of new “super hubs” in Sydney and Melbourne, which should also be completed in 2015.