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New logistics arm opens rail opportunities

Media release

25 July 2017

New logistics arm for Australia’s largest stevedore opens port rail opportunities

A new force in Australia’s transport network is launched today with the establishment of DP World Logistics Australia, a new operating company for Australia’s leading stevedoring company.

undefinedDP World Logistics Australia will be the partner for Australian companies looking for transport and intermodal solutions. As part of this unique re-branding, a new business Botany Intermodal will be housed within DP World Logistics Australia.

The move into landside logistics is part of a long-term strategy to move beyond the port gate, offering efficiencies to customers and other stakeholders in the supply chain.

DP World Australia Managing Director and CEO, Paul Scurrah, says the new DP World Logistics Australia brand and Botany Intermodal business in the Port Botany precinct is a natural extension of a local and global network stretching across DP World’s 70 international container terminals.

“As a critical link in the cargo logistics chain, we’re growing our Australian business in a way that makes sense,” Mr Scurrah says.

“This new intermodal business aligns with our plans to develop operations that complement DP World Australia’s stevedoring business.”

With more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping, logistics and stevedoring industry, Mark Hulme will lead the new DP World Logistics Australia business as Chief Operating Officer Logistics.

Mr Hulme says customers and stakeholders will benefit from improved stability and customer service integration down the logistics chain.

“DP World Logistics Australia will offer fast and efficient container coordination, movement, cleaning, repairs, refurbishment and storage services to customers who are transiting container freight into and out of the terminals,” says Mr Hulme.

“Botany Intermodal is connected to the Southern Sydney Freight Line, which will drive improved rail efficiency and speed of service for adjacent stevedoring operations. This opens the opportunity for rail operators to load empties within the port precinct.

“As the nation’s largest container stevedore, we are confident we can further develop our strong stakeholder relationships and continue to build value for DP World Australia’s customers.”

About Botany Intermodal

Botany Intermodal will operate out of two locations: Park 1, at 1890 Botany Road (formerly known as Sydney Haulage) and Park 2, at Bumborah Point (also formerly known as Smith Brothers).

Manager Logistics, NSW, John Towers, will lead the Sydney-based arm of DP World Logistics Australia.

“Botany Intermodal will be Port Botany’s only fully integrated container logistics park,” says Mr Towers.

Covering 15.3 hectares, Botany Intermodal is one of the largest empty container parks in Sydney.

“Our strategic location means we are the more convenient of Sydney’s two full-service container logistics parks,” Mr Towers says.


  • wash containers, ISO tanks and road tankers to specific customer requirements;
  • repair and upgrade containers to food quality/DPI standards;
  • repair damaged containers;
  • store empty and full containers;
  • load and unload rail freight and offer storage solutions for containers ahead of vessel receival windows;
  • offer out-of-gauge storage and handling, including receiving, lashing and delivering nonstandard goods;
  • store containers at considerably lower rates than terminal storage.

Chief Operating Officer Logistics, Mark Hulme, will be speaking to exporters in the Central West NSW city of Parkes on Wednesday, 26 July, on the opportunities of delivering improved freight services into Port Botany.


About DP World Australia
DP World Australia is Australia’s integral port supply chain partner and part of the DP World network of 70 international container terminals. Our dedicated and professional team of 2,000 people operating marine ports in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle cultivate long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain. Customer care is our first priority. We create tomorrow’s supply chain solutions, today.