Freight Rail

Melbourne ‘super’ hub to feature rail access

Ceva road and rail logistics - Photo Ceva Logistics

CEVA Logistics will build a 166,000 square metre ‘super site’ west of Melbourne with access to Victoria’s road and rail network, the port of Melbourne and the city’s international airport.

The multi-user facility at Truganina will include four warehouses with a footprint of over 72,000m2, hardstand areas of 76,000m2, and an awning area of 15,600m2.

The hardstand area will comprise a 17,500m2 loading and staging area for car carrying operations and a 59,000m2 external storage and maneuvering zone.

The facility will be the largest CEVA facility in Australia, and the logistics firm says it is “ideally located to support industrial, automotive, consumer and retail customers”.

CEVA Australian and New Zealand managing director Casey Fisher said the company is excited about this investment, which will boost the its growth in the region and offer a more competitive, multimodal advantage to its customers.

Meanwhile, CEVA has almost-completed a 30,000m2 car carrying and international freight management site at Pinkenba in Queensland. The company is also extending its Auckland facility by 5500m2, and is developing a 34,000m2 “contract logistics and international freight multi-user facility” at Hazelmere in Western Australia.

“Plans are at an advanced stage to build a bespoke car-carrying facility also in WA,” Fisher added.

Each facility will include continuous loading docks and dock levelers; hail netting (at car-carrying facilities); advanced racking; traffic management and materials-handling equipment.

CEVA is a supply chain management company which operates in over 170 countries.

This article originally appeared in our sister publication, Lloyd’s List Australia.