New Zealand Post has opened a new delivery hub, the Southern Operations Centre at Christchurch Airport’s Dakota Park. The company has invested $8m in this new purpose-built building which will serve as an overnight courier, parcels, processing and distribution hub for the South Island.
The Centre will house courier, road and air freight operations and new automated parcel sorting facilities.
The company expects that the airport location of the building and the investment in new technology will result in a more efficient operation and better services for customers.
New Zealand Post Regional Service Delivery Manager, John Roche, commented: “It will enable us to increase processing speed and accuracy of tracked items and have in-flight redirections to automatically intercept and retrieve identified parcels. The new parcel sorting technology will be able to process up to 6,000 parcels per hour, which is four times faster than now. The building will also support 14 air movements and 46 road line haul movements in a 24-hour period.”
Christchurch Airport’s Property Portfolio Manager, John Raso, added: “The new Southern Operations Centre has an ideal location to link in to Christchurch Airport’s airfield and roading network. We are proud to have worked with New Zealand Post on this cutting-edge project”.
New Zealand Post Group’s lease with Christchurch International Airport Limited for the new 14,600 sq m building runs to 2026, with options to extend.
Source: New Zealand Post