DB Schenker opens a new freight forwarding facility in Queensland, Australia to handle dry and perishable freight.
The company said that the new Eagle Farm facility at Trade Coast Central, 9km from Brisbane’s International Airport, complements its existing dry freight handling capabilities with the inclusion of 1,100 square metres (sqm) of cool rooms. The addition of the cool rooms will enable the company to handle the import and export of healthcare and perishables products including meat, seafood, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, confectionary and pharmaceutical and medical supplies.
Schenker Australia Pty Ltd CEO, Ron Koehler, said the facility represents a $10 million investment over the next 10 years and comprises a 2,500 sqm warehouse and 800 sqm office with integrated cold chain facilities including anteroom, ambient temperature room, chiller and freezer.
“In the past year there was around $4.5 billion of beef, other meat, wheat and vegetables exported out of Queensland alone,” Koehler said. “We are now in a position to be able to better serve this sector, as well as other commodities that are imported and exported out of South East Queensland by both air and ocean.
“At any given time this facility is able to hold 850 Australian Standard Pallets of stock in our ambient temperature room and 120 Australian standard pallets of stock in our chiller/freezer rooms, all of which are fitted with state of the art temperature monitoring. “The facility has gained AQIS export accreditation for meat, seafood, dairy, eggs, plants and fruit and vegetables and is also well equipped for healthcare products.”