Construction starts on $15.4m terminal

Brisbane based transport and logistics leader, the ST Group has started construction on a $15.4million terminal, its third in Brisbane

BRISBANE based transport and logistics leader, the ST Group has started construction on a $15.4million terminal, its third in Brisbane, to meet increased service demands.

The 17,500sqm site at Port of Brisbane will include offices, warehouse, wash pad, hard-stand yard and storage facilities for oversized earthmover tyres and equipment, allowing clients to store imported goods while having their quarantine requirements met on site.

The ST Group is one of Australia’s leading freight, logistics and heavy haulage transporters and Founder/CEO Brad Skelton said the construction of the terminal would allow the group to continue to meet the demands of the mining and construction boom.

“The ST Group currently retains a majority share of the machinery import market in Australia and New Zealand,” he said.

“Our intention is to use this terminal to process oversized earthmover tyres, store earthmoving equipment, store infrastructure project cargo and conduct quarantine requirement services such as steam cleaning and fumigation.”

Following the recent introduction of level 5 Water restrictions, the terminal will also incorporate the same water recycling system used at Terminal 1’s wash pad, recycling 10,000 litres an hour.

“We are leading the way in the industry for recycling and monitoring water use and have reduced our water via a virtually closed recycling system where all water flows back to the holding tank for re-use via a series of filters – removing all contaminants and bacteria,” Skelton said.

“This system and rain water tanks on the new site will also provide water for toilets and top up the recycle plant.”

The new terminal which is located at 52 Trade Street, Lytton joins the group’s purpose built headquarters based at the Port of Brisbane and another site at Hemmant and is expected to be completed at the end of October 2007.

Originally founded by Brad Skelton in 1995, the ST Group comprises Skelton Tomkinson, Skelton Trucking (listed 12th place in the BRW Fast 100), Skelton Management and Skelton Vertical Transport.

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