From Inland Port To Freight Hub
For that reason the Inland Port will now be called POAL Wiri Freight Hub - a name that Craig Sain says more appropriately reflects the POAL Vision to increase freight hubbing at Wiri. "Rail is the catalyst for the change and CONLINXX is the vehicle that will deliver the benefits to the market."
He reports that from the start the rail shuttle achieved high utilisation in both directions. "We are therefore strongly motivated to build up to two shuttles per day within six to 12 months as we build the volume of freight hubbing over Wiri. In addition to its management of the freight hub and the road and rail links, CONLINXX will continue with the current IP offering of door to door facilities working with trucking companies and crgo owners. We already offer an empty container depot facility at Wiri and we are looking to engage with potential tenants in terms of other freight hub opportunities such as pack and unpack. The aim is to create a freight hub for the Auckland City region.
He reveals that Auckland City is only the start: the POAL Wiri Freight Hub is the model for further Inland Port freight hub expansion. "We'll be looking to see how the model evolves and whether it is something we can take beyond the Greater Auckland region to regions such as the North and Waikato. I can say we are confident that we have a strong model here for the future application of infrastructure facilities to support the Supply Chain."
File Ref 2010 POAL Interconnect March Pgs 8,9,10 & 11 CONLINXX & Rail