TNT has opened a 78,000 sq m ‘super hub’ at Sydney’s Erskine Park in Australia. The new hub will handle domestic as well as international shipments. The facility can process up to 25,000 parcels per hour thanks to its parcel sortation technology and has warehouse space of over 30,000 sq m.
The company’s investment in the new facility is part of a broader investment in Australia to develop other hubs in Melbourne and Brisbane, both due for completion later in 2015.
Marco van Kalleveen, Managing Director for TNT’s Domestics division said, “This new super hub enables us to streamline processes and implement some of the most advanced parcel sortation systems available. The reduced processing times, increased accuracy and faster delivery outcomes will help us provide even better service to our customers.”
The Erskine Park hub includes an automatic sortation system for freight items in excess of 1.5 m and 30kg. The depot also features an automatic pallet deconsolidation process that reduces the need for manual handling, increasing speed and accuracy while reducing occupational health and safety risks.
The Erskine Park site in western Sydney was chosen in part for its proximity to many of TNT’s high volume customers. It offers direct freeway connectivity to both Brisbane and Melbourne – the major freight corridors from Sydney. Erskine Park also has the capacity to absorb high volumes of domestic priority freight, making it well equipped to handle freight from the proposed Badgery’s Creek airport nearby.
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