PORT of Brisbane has signed a 10-year lease agreement with DSV Air & Sea for a new warehouse and container hardstand at the port.

The new DSV facility would occupy a 4.8-hectare site on Fisherman Islands.

PBPL believes the new facility would enable DSV, an existing port tenant with other sites in the city, to bring its current Brisbane operations to a central location.

The facility would include 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.

PBPL CEO Neil Stephens said the facility would be built on a greenfield site within the Future Port Expansion area, immediately adjacent to the port’s terminals and wharves. 

“The purpose-built facility combined with this prime location will help DSV to realise significant operational and logistics efficiencies, supporting its operations now and into the future,” Mr Stephens said.

“As large, greenfield industrial sites close to both the Port and the CBD become increasingly harder to find, Port of Brisbane works closely with existing and new customers to identify these opportunities.”

DSV Air & Sea managing director Paul Thomson said Queensland was “set to erupt with a variety of infrastructure projects” such as renewable energy developments in wind and solar over the next 10 years.

“This new facility will provide DSV with the space and resources needed to service these large-scale projects,” Mr Thomson said.

“The facility will also allow for the expansion of our Mining Supply Base to the Asia Pacific region, in particular to Papua New Guinea.

“We see huge opportunity for growth in this sector and the location close to the ports not only allows for efficient logistics to and from the port docks but also reduced costs and carbon footprint impact in container transportation requirements.”

PBPL noted the development would incorporate sustainable design elements including a 100kW solar installation, use of recycled materials in the civil construction, low carbon concrete in external pavements and energy efficient LED light fittings.

McNab has been appointed as principal contractor for the project.

Construction is due to commence in late March and is slated for completion in late 2024.