Flinders Ports Holdings (FPH), a leading port owner, operator and logistics specialist, has today announced the launch of a new subsidiary, Flinders Warehousing and Distribution (FWD). The company has recently commenced operations at Outer Harbor, the international gateway for South Australia.
Located adjacent to the Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal (FACT), FWD provides fully integrated supply chain services including warehousing, distribution and seamless access to rail and road transportation services.
The company has the capacity to handle all cargo types including out-of-gauge (OOG) cargo, standard containers& pallets, for long or short-term storage. The direct transfer of OOG cargo from FACT to FWD will allow cargo to be unpacked, without the need for road transport and associated permits for the first move, and will significantly improve delivery times to the final destination.
Commenting on the launch of FWD, Flinders Ports Holdings CEO, Stewart Lammin said:
“The launch of Flinders Warehousing and Distribution marks another major milestone in the expansion and modernisation of Port Adelaide. FWD will deliver time and cost savings for South Australia’s importers and exporters while enabling them to have a seamless integrated supply chain solution.
“Our new offering will also provide supply chain security, predictability, and efficiency to key export and import dependent industries including the commodities, defence, and renewable energy sectors all of which have high volume, variable loads to transport.”
FWD is operating from two secure locations, both with strategic links to the Outer Harbor Container Terminal. The first site includes 30,000sqm of hardstand, a wash bay to meet Biosecurity requirements (subject to licensing, application underway) and two large shelters.
The second site offers 20,000sqm of warehousing with fully enclosed loading bays to ensure the protection of weather sensitive cargo. This site is under preparation for both Customs (77G Depot) & Biosecurity Licensing. Biosecurity Licensing is proposed to include Class 1.1, 4.3 and 4.6 and the recently created Class 4.7, which allows for the partial unpack of containers for effective fumigation requirements attached to the BMSB seasonal measures.
FWD will work directly with global and local businesses to deliver tailored solutions that offers online visibility across the supply chain.