Pacific National, a Division of Asciano Limited (ASX: AIO), has today doubled intermodal terminal capacity at its Sydney Freight Terminal (SFT) in Chullora, with the launch of two new $30 million Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes. The new infrastructure will boost throughput capacity at the SFT from 300,000 to 600,000 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) each year, positioning the terminal as a critical hub to manage Sydney’s future freight growth.
There’s no doubt toughening markets and challenging economic times are impacting our industry. Like many of our valued customers and other businesses here in Australia, we are feeling the effects of weak activity in the agriculture and resource sectors in particular. Our response to these market-driven changes and the current operating environment has been to reposition and transform the Patrick Bulk and Automotive Port Services Division so we can continue to be a high-performing, customer-focussed business.
Patrick’s acquisition of Apache Energy’s Dampier Floating Deck (DFD) platform currently being constructed at the Port of Dampier is a significant boost to our ability to service the oil and gas sector. The DFD platform is designed to service oil and gas support vessel operations and, on completion, will provide an additional two berths and a range of on-berth vessel provisioning and support services not currently available in Dampier.
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As Australia’s only combined rail freight and port operator, we bring together Pacific National’s rail operations and Patrick’s ports and stevedoring businesses to form the backbone of Australia’s global trade, with exposure to retail, mining, shipping, industrial, steel, automotive, and general cargo sectors.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we handle and haul the millions of tonnes of raw resources, retail goods, manufacturing products, construction and other materials that keep Australia’s economy, businesses and households running.
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