AUSTRALIAN logistics company Malec has moved into a new container storage and logistics facility at the Port of Brisbane, under a 10-year lease agreement with the port.

The newly built facility is on a 4.35 hectare site on Fisherman Islands, on a repurposed brownfield site.

Principal contractor FKG delivered the new facility. Construction began in October 2022 and wrapped up in June this year.

PBPL chief commercial officer David Keir welcomed Malec to its new home and said the location would support the business and achieve operational benefits.

“Malec first came to Port of Brisbane during a phase of significant growth and transition for the company,” Mr Keir said.

“We worked to secure them a temporary site, while our teams worked together to design and deliver a purpose-built permanent home that’s close to the action of the Port’s quayline and terminals.

“We continue to see strong trade growth through the port, including a record 1.53 million TEU in FY22. As Port of Brisbane continues to grow, so too do opportunities for our customers such as Malec.”

Malec managing director, Matthew Malec thanked the Port of Brisbane and everyone involved with the project.

“This development is a testament to our ambitions and commitment to offer best-in-class facilities for our staff, customers and community,” Mr Malec said.

“This is the first of many projects we’ve got in the pipeline across the country to align with our goal of leading the way for safety, service, and sustainability in the port transport logistics industry.

“Finally, we are growing our team and will have more announcements coming soon,” said Mr Malec. 

The new facility comprises a 750-square-metre workshop, a 300-square-metre office, 38,200 square metres of hardstand and a washbay.

It also includes a 60-kilowatt rooftop solar, recycled water to the washbay, stormwater collection and energy efficient fittings.

The development also included about 11,300 cubic metres of concrete from Boral’s Envirocrete range, reducing the project’s overall environmental impact during the manufacturing and construction phase.