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Silk Contract Logistics lands expansion zone in Port of Brisbane

The first logistics customer to lease land in the Port of Brisbane expansion zone site is Silk Contract Logistics.

Announced late last month, the transport freight company has agreed to terms on a 56,560 m2 site on Fisherman Islands where offices, a new warehouse, heavy duty pavement and truck parking area will be constructed.

Construction is expected to commence in November.

The development will be located at the eastern end of Fisherman Islands close to Wharves 11 and 12.

It is the first parcel of land developed as part of the 209 hectare Future Expansion Zone announced by the Port of Brisbane.

Roy Cummins, Port of Brisbane Chief Executive Officer said the agreement with Silk Contract Logistics was a landmark day for the Port.

“Aside from our world-class team, the thing that really sets the Port of Brisbane apart from other capital city ports is our room for growth,” he said.

“Having a business the size and calibre of Silk commit to our expansion area is a huge coup for us, and really cements the Port of Brisbane as south-east Queensland’s foremost trade and logistics hub.”

“The site chosen by Silk also gives them the capacity to expand in the future, another offering few competitors could rival.”

According to Cummins it represents the start of a new wave of investment with the responsible and sustainable development of the Port attuned to the enormous growth potential of the Queensland economy.

“I’d like to congratulate all involved for their work in bringing this deal together, and welcome Silk Contract Logistics as the newest customer at the Port of Brisbane.

The announcement caps a busy period of activity for Silk Contract Logistics who recently purchased Brisbane-based warehouse business Container Swinglift Services.

The purpose-built facility on the Port of Brisbane will serve as a new home for the merged companies providing direct access to major shipping terminals and increased road mass allowances.

Brendan Boyd, Silk Managing Director said the acquisition increased his company’s workforce in Queensland by over 70 full time employees with the fleet increasing by more than 30 vehicles and 60 pieces of trailing equipment.

"These initiatives signal the start of an exciting new era for the Silk business as it looks to establish itself as one of the emerging stars in the Australian logistics market,” he said.

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