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Linfox Adelaide intermodal hub boost for rail

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The new multi-million-dollar Adelaide Freight Terminal Facility of transport and logistics company Linfox is ready for business.

The Regency Park site facilitates the movement of up to 450 shipping containers per week through the connecting interstate cargo link, removing an entire local road transport leg.

The 20,000-plus square metre facility stores and distributes goods for Linfox customers across the grocery, consumer goods, hardware, healthcare, apparel and parcel sectors.

The facility was opened by South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas and Linfox Executive Chair, Peter Fox.

“Given Australia’s dependence on road transport, there is a growing demand for a sustainable, efficient, and resilient rail freight network. This becomes even more critical as freight volumes rise each year,” Fox said.

“Improving interstate networks is a key priority for Linfox, because so many local industries – from farming, retail and mining to grocery, can benefit.”

Malinauskas said the intermodal facility leveraged Adelaide’s unique position as a national freight hub and would result in a more efficient freight system.

“The Linfox facility can receive freight directly by rail from Port Adelaide, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the eastern states, reducing reliance on our road network,” he said.

The facility is a significant investment in the South Australian economy and employs almost 100 South Australians in warehousing, driving, safety, administration and management roles.

The site was built to achieve 5-Star Green Star certification and includes:

  • 700kW solar PV array
  • 500kW battery storage
  • Smart LED lighting
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Waste management initiatives