VISA Global Logistics officially unveiled its new intermodal facility in Erskine Park during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The event was attended by over 200 guests including Councillor Ross Fowler, Mayor of Penrith City Council, Australian former rugby league footballer, Jamie Soward and Scott Pye, Australian professional racing driver in the Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing team.
The Mayor delivered a formal welcome to the company and have applauded its choice in setting roots in Western Sydney, “This area is facing unprecedented growth with an investment of $2.9 billion over ten years in major infrastructure upgrades and the construction of the new airport in Badgery’s Creek. These developments will transform the region’s economy.” He said, “VISA has picked the best location for its new facility.”
VISA Global Logistics’ head office and first intermodal facility in NSW is in Banksmeadow, a stone throw away from Port Botany. The company collects containers from the port and cargo from Sydney airport and brings them to their facility for customs clearance, storage, delivery and distribution.
The company is Australia’s third largest collector of containers from the port and the logistics partner of brands such as Coca Cola Amatil, Steinhoff, Wrigley, Vittoria Food & Beverage, MARS, SONY, Fantastic Furniture, Barilla, SMEG, Brother and Beaumont Tiles. A growing business and Australia’s largest privately owned global logistics company, VISA Global Logistics’ fleet has a significant presence on Sydney roads as well as nationwide.
Scott Walker, National Transport Manager at VISA Global Logistics, explained the company’s strategy in choosing Erskine Park as its second location in NSW. “Our original operations involved short trips between Port Botany and our Banksmeadow facility but varied distances for deliveries to our customers. We have deliveries that are in close proximity to the Sydney hub, but most are out towards the west,” he said.
“The current state of congestion in Sydney has been a big challenge for our transport operations. Our trucks can sit idle in traffic for 2-4 hours each day, affecting on time deliveries to our customers and limiting the number of deliveries we can do.”
“Our new intermodal facility in Erskine Park enables us to collect and run large volumes of containers from Port Botany to Erskine Park at night, outside of Sydney peak hour traffic. During the day, we facilitate deliveries to our customers in Western Sydney from our Erskine Park facility. Since these deliveries are outside the bounds of Sydney’s congestion hot spots, our trucks based in Erskine Park can complete several deliveries in a day.
“In the past, we could only do 2 deliveries a day per truck to Western Sydney from our Banksmeadow facility.”
VISA Global Logistics’ new business set up has led to some tangible benefits to Sydney’s roads. Since the company begun its Erskine Park operations in September 2018, an average of 50 truck movements east bound and west bound on the M5 during daylight hours have been removed. It is expected that once the facility is at full capacity, 300 truck movements each way on the M5 and M7 corridors will be removed. No trucks sitting idle in traffic also mean less emissions and a better driving experience for the community.
The new 40,000sqm facility has an annual throughput of 120,000 TEUs, a 2,000 TEU hardstand container yard and 6,000 pallet spaces. Finally finding a way to beat Sydney’s congestion, VISA’s customers in Sydney’s West now enjoys exceptional on-time deliveries.
Contact for this press release
Krystel Cochico, Marketing Manager, VISA Global Logistics
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