DB Schenker opens Brisbane cold facility
DB Schenker has opened a new freight forwarding facility in Queensland, Australia to handle dry and perishable freight.
December 15, 2014
DB Schenker has opened 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 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 an A$10 million (US$8.43 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 A$4.5 billion of beef, other meat, wheat and vegetables exported out of Queensland alone,” Koehler said.