Tuesday 20th Nov, 2018

New development begins “property era” at Port of Brisbane

Port of Brisbane
Port of Brisbane

PORT of Brisbane has announced Silk Contract Logistics has become its first logistics customer to lease land in the Port expansion zone, agreeing to terms on a 56,560m2 site on Fisherman Islands.

Positioned at the eastern end of Fisherman Islands close to the quay line behind Wharves 11 and 12, this logistics site is to be the first parcel of land developed as part of the Port of Brisbane’s 209ha Future Expansion Zone.

The development is to be built by the Port of Brisbane and is to consist of:

  • Warehouse 15,000m2
  • Office 250m2
  • Heavy duty pavement 20,000m2
  • Truck parking area 5000m2

Port of Brisbane chief executive Roy Cummins said the agreement with Silk was a landmark day.


“Aside from our world-class team, the thing that really sets the Port of Brisbane apart from other capital city ports is our room for growth,” Mr Cummins said.

“Having a business the size and calibre of Silk commit to our expansion area is a huge coup for us, and really cements the Port of Brisbane as south-east Queensland’s foremost trade and logistics hub.

“The site chosen by Silk also gives them the capacity to expand in the future, another offering few competitors could rival.”

Mr Cummins said he saw it as the start of a new wave of investment.

“I’d like to congratulate all involved for their work in bringing this deal together, and welcome Silk Contract Logistics as the newest customer at the Port of Brisbane,” he said.

Silk recently acquired the Brisbane-based Container Swinglift Services, a family-owned container transport and warehouse business in Brisbane.

Silk managing director Brendan Boyd said CSS had a long history in servicing the food and agricultural sector.

The purpose-built facility at the Port of Brisbane is to provide a new home for the merged companies of Silk and CSS.

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