PORT logistics and supply-chain management company TNS Logistics signed a 10-year lease agreement for a 1.56-hectare site in Port of Brisbane’s Port Gate Estate.

Development at the site will include a new 2000-square-metre warehouse and corporate office; a wash bay; 7617 square metres of dedicated hardstand; truck and trailer storage; and onsite staff car parking. It will also incorporate an existing 1075-square-metre warehouse.

In line with Port of Brisbane’s sustainable design standards, the development will be designed to 5 star Green Star equivalent which will include a 100-kilowatt rooftop solar system, rainwater harvesting tanks, irrigated landscaping, and LED lighting, amongst other initiatives.

Construction is expected to commence by mid-2021 and be complete before Christmas.

PBPL CEO Roy Cummins welcomed TNS Logistics to the port and said the Port Gate location, on the doorstep of Fisherman Island, would provide TNS Logistics with a competitive edge.

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“For those looking to be close to action, it doesn’t get much closer than our Port Gate Estate. We know that operators achieve significant logistics and cost benefits by relocating closer to the Port’s terminals and wharves,” Mr Cummins said.

“We’re delighted to be able to support TNS Logistics’ capabilities now, while working closely with them to design and deliver a purpose-built facility that will support their future growth plans.”

TNS Logistics director Sharon Norton said: “Our business has seen incredible growth in the last two years and with the support of the port, TNS Logistics will be able to continue our current growth within the container and warehouse industry.

“The new Port Gate precinct will allow TNS to continue our growth by servicing our current customer’s and supporting their future growth at our new premises. The new facility will also double our current warehousing space and will support our current rapid growth within our new e-commerce division.”

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