TNT Express makes major Oz investments

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


TNT Express makes major Oz investments


TNT Express is to invest A$85 million (US$80 million) in building a new regional headquarters and distribution centre near Brisbane, Australia. The 72,000 square metre site is expected to be completed 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.

 

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. The largest transport and logistics ‘super hub’ in TNT’s global network is under construction at Tullamarine, Australia. The 38,000 sqm facility – big enough to house more than five soccer pitches – occupies nearly a third of the 121,000 sqm site near Tullamarine Airport and is due for completion in July 2015. The new depot will open for business in September 2015 and operate as TNT’s Victorian head office and as a hub to other TNT depots in regional Victoria and Tasmania. The new facility’s automated parcel sortation system will be able to process up to 18,500 parcels per hour – a 60 per cent increase on TNT Melbourne’s current capacity.