PAGE Tasmanian Freight, an offshoot of the 80-year old Page Transport, has announced the acquisition of Sydney-based Allalong Tasmanian Searoads.

Allalong has been a consistent transport operator in the niche Tasmanian transport sector and today has depots in Sydney, Melbourne, Launceston and Hobart.

According to PAGE Tasmanian Freight CEO Raj Singh, there are very few companies in the large freight profile offering a direct Sydney to Tasmania freight service.

“Expanding into this market will enable us to provide customers with additional services such as ‘express’ between Sydney and Tasmania,” he said, adding that the acquisition creates new transport options for Tasmanian producers and mainland-based manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

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Raj Singh is confident about the opportunities for all stakeholders.

“This move provides certainty for Allalong employees and clients. PAGE will be able to seamlessly deliver continued customer care and offer innovative solutions to Allalong client base,” Mr Singh said.

“We have significant expertise in creating highly effective distribution solutions for our customers. Our mission is to make it easier for companies to do business between Tasmania and the mainland,” Mr Singh said.

Geoff Page, chairman of PAGE Transport, has welcomed Allalong’s employees and customers to the PAGE family.

“Our decision to acquire Allalong is aligned with our strategic view to provide exceptional customer experience through a blend of professional and family culture, and to gain a footprint into the Sydney to Tasmania market,” Mr Page said.

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