Intermodal freight operator CEVA Logistics has formally opened its new hub at Truganina, west of Melbourne.
Announced in 2015, the $80 million hub covers 166,000 square metres, and sits adjacent to the rail line.
In an interview with Fairfax, CEVA’s Australia and New Zealand managing director Carlos Velez Rodriguez said the Truganina site added to the company’s similar sites in Brisbane and Perth.
“There’s huge demand for this site,” Rodriguez was quoted as saying.
“We are able to accommodate [goods] from automotive to shoes. We take inbound containers, split them and group them. Some of the goods we deliver, some we store.”
Rodriguez was appointed as the company’s Australia and New Zealand head in December 2016.
When CEVA announced plans for the Truganina hub, Rodriguez’s predecessor Casey Fisher said the firm wanted to “keep making substantial investments in property assets in Australia and New Zealand”.
“Our new Truganina ‘super site’ builds on a range of other property developments we have underway in both [Australia and New Zealand],” Fisher said in 2015.
Victoria’s Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources announced the hub had been formally opened on February 14, 2017.
“The facility is the largest in the southern hemisphere,” the Department said, “servicing high profile customers including General Motors Holden, Continental Tyres, NBN Co, Michelin, Caltex, Accent Group and Mazda.
“CEVA will also operate Nissan Australia’s new state-of-the-art National Distribution Centre.”