PORT of Brisbane and DSV Air & Sea have turned the sod on the logistics giant’s new warehouse and container depot.

DSV signed a 10-year lease agreement with PBPL last month for a facility that would allow DSV Air & Sea – already a port tenant – to bring its Brisbane city operations to a central location.

PBPL and principal contractor McNab intend to deliver a purpose-built facility on a 4.8-hectare site comprising a 16,008 square-metre warehouse, a two-storey operations office, and about 26,220 square metres of container-rated hardstand as well as awnings, and truck manoeuvring and car parking areas.

With new PBPL developments targeting a 5-star equivalent sustainability rating, the facility will also incorporate a 100-kilowatt solar installation, low carbon concrete in external pavements, energy efficient LED light fittings, water efficient hydraulic fittings, rainwater tanks for greywater use, and use recycled materials in the civil construction.

At a ceremony on Wednesday 10 April, Quandamooka man Norm Enoch performed a Welcome to Country at the site, ahead of the sod turning by PBPL CEO Neil Stephens, DSV Air & Sea managing director Paul Thomson and McNab construction manager Ryan Tunney.

“We’re delighted to be getting underway with construction of DSV Air & Sea’s permanent home here at Fisherman Islands,” Mr Stephens said.

“We’re not wasting any time and hoping to have them into their brand-new warehouse and container depot by the end of the year.”

Mr Stephens said facilitating the port’s long-term growth was about attracting new customers and working with existing customers to support their current and future operations.

“DSV Air & Sea’s focus on servicing major renewable projects makes the Port of Brisbane – already a well-established and trusted partner for these projects – the perfect location to support their growth ambitions,” he said.

“As we always do, we’ve established a strong team of trusted partners to deliver this project for DSV Air & Sea, and we look forward to handing over the keys once complete.”

Construction is anticipated to complete in late 2024, weather permitting.