A NEW empty container park at Port Botany will support growth and new supply chain efficiencies, NSW Ports chief executive Marika Calfas says.

NSW Ports has announced a new facility on Simblist Road, with the ECP to be operated by Tyne Container Services.

It is to trade 24/7 and be open for business starting in June 2020.

“NSW is an import dominant container market, which can lead to high demand for empty container storage capacity during peak seasons,” Ms Calfas said.

“We continue to invest in Port Botany to ensure its ability to efficiently and sustainably cater for trade growth, and through this development we have optimised the utilisation of existing land to create an additional 5000 TEU in container storage capacity to enhance the productivity and efficiency of empty container movements.”

The new facility adjoins the existing Tyne (MT Movements) container park. 

Tyne Container Services director Aaron Powell said the new park would mean a better service for shipping line customers.

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“The new empty container park will have capacity to handle both empty containers bound for overseas re-deployment as well as empty containers for re-use as full exports,” Mr Powell said.

“This coordinated container movement means we can better service our shipping line customers and we look forward to commencing our new operations in June.”

Construction of the new empty container park was delivered by Ward Civil and took four months to finish.

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