FLINDERS Ports Holdings has launched a new subsidiary, Flinders Warehousing and Distribution that has already started operations at Outer Harbor.

Located next to the Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, FWD seeks to provide integrated supply chain services including warehousing, distribution and access to rail and road transport.

The company has capacity to handle all cargo types including out-of-gauge cargo, standard containers and pallets, for long or short-term storage.

The direct transfer of OOG cargo from FACT to FWD will allow cargo to be unpacked, without the need for road transport and associated permits for the first move, and will significantly improve delivery times to the final destination.

Flinders Ports Holdings CEO Stewart Lammin was effusive about the project.

“The launch of Flinders Warehousing and Distribution marks another major milestone in the expansion and modernisation of Port Adelaide,” Mr Lammin said.

“FWD will deliver time and cost savings for South Australia’s importers and exporters while enabling them to have a seamless integrated supply chain solution.”

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FWD is operating from two secure locations, both with strategic links to the Outer Harbor Container Terminal.

The first site includes 30,000 square metres of hardstand, a wash bay to meet biosecurity requirements (subject to licensing, application underway) and two large shelters.

The second site offers 20,000 square metres of warehousing with fully enclosed loading bays to ensure the protection of weather sensitive cargo.

This site is under preparation for both Customs (77G Depot) & Biosecurity Licensing. 

Biosecurity Licensing is proposed to include Class 1.1, 4.3 and 4.6 and the recently created Class 4.7, which allows for the partial unpack of containers for effective fumigation requirements attached to BMSB seasonal measures.

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