INTERNATIONAL freight and logistics services provider Geodis is to open a new warehouse facility at the Brisbane Airport.

From the new warehouse, the company said it would provide airfreight, ocean freight, contract logistics and customs brokerage solutions for its customers in a wide range of market sectors, including automotive and FMCG.

The site is 14 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and 22 kilometres from the Port of Brisbane.

The planned 4500-square-metre warehouse facility will feature 4000 pallet locations, 1500 square metres of bulk space and a cool room for perishable goods supply to marine and hospitality logistics customers, especially cruise lines.

The new facility is to be operational by the second half of this year.

Geodis sub-regional managing director, Pacific regional director sea freight, Asia Pacific Stuart Asplet said Geodis in Brisbane was already in a strong position.

“At this new facility, Geodis will showcase its expertise in import and export services including customs brokerage to ensure complete supply-chain transparency,” he said.

“This new, strategically positioned facility will not only enable us to meet the fast-changing needs of our customers today but will give us ample room to grow our offerings in the market.”

BNE Property is building the purpose-built warehouse at Brisbane Airport’s Export Park.

Brisbane Airport Corporation executive general manager commercial Martin Ryan said, “It’s fantastic to have another great tenant join BNE’s growing business community. Brisbane Airport’s size, accessibility, and amenity continue to attract great commercial and industrial businesses, and we are extremely pleased that Geodis has selected BNE as the perfect place to continue to grow its business”.