Northline opens new depot to meet demand


Northline expands capacity in WA by opening new depot and announcing express Broome to Perth service

Northline has expanded its capacity in Western Australia by opening a new depot in Broome and offering an express service, as demand for the carrier’s services increase.

The new venture involves Northline running express from Broome to Perth, adding to its Darwin to Broome service.

The move is expected to pay immediate dividends for Northline, with predictions of a surge in truck volumes.

"We are getting as many as four or five trucks a week coming through from Darwin," Broome depot manager Michael Chapman says.

According to Chapman, this figure will rise once Northline begins its Perth to Broome service.

Northline Chief Executive Phillip Taylor says demand for the carrier’s service is due to an increased investment in the mineral industry in the region.

He says the new 22,500 square metre depot and service will provide customers with a "timely and cost effective" route.

"A unique benefit for us has been Northline’s national network which allows us to service this region from anywhere in Australia and overseas," he says.

"We are able to provide complete end to end service with port access via Freemantle, Darwin and Port Headland thus designing a solution that is specific to the needs of our customers."

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