WESTERN Sydney Airport has partnered with an additional two freight companies, dnata and Toll Group, to work on the design of its freight precinct.
Western Sydney Airport chief executive Graham Millett confirmed dnata and Toll Group were on board “enabling us to optimise the functionality and design for our freight customers at Sydney’s new Airport”.
“Western Sydney International has the capacity to become one of Australia’s largest airports in years to come, so engaging with our customers to develop a ‘fit-for-purpose’ precinct upon opening and into the future is critical,” Mr Millett said.
“For freight companies, it’s an enticing proposition – we can offer landside and airside freight access on a greenfield site with 24/7 operations. Our MOU partners can share with us what size facility they need, what technology they want and how they want it designed to optimise productivity.”
Head of cargo for dnata Terence Yong said they were excited to partner with Western Sydney Airport.
“This partnership enables dnata to fulfil our strategy of providing the highest level of customer service, as well as offering the most innovative solutions to the market,” Mr Yong said.
Meanwhile Toll Group’s experience is also expected to be valuable in developing the new freight hub.
“As one of the leading operators of domestic air freight in Australia, Toll is delighted to be sharing its expertise with Western Sydney Airport,” Toll Group general manager aviation Noel Prosser said.
“We recognise the significant opportunity this new airport creates to service our customers and meet the demands of our freight operations.”
Western Sydney Airport has also signed “memoranda of understanding” with companies including Australia Post (including StarTrack), DB Schenker, DHL Express, DSV Air and Sea, FedEx, Menzies Aviation, Swissport, Qantas Freight, Skyroad Logistics and Wymap.