August 12, 2015: Australia's largest mover of freight, Toll Group, today opened its A$20 million intermodal freight facility at the Port of Fremantle to offer importers and exporters access to its unmatched national freight network.
The facility, built on 4.3 hectares in the Rous Head Industrial Park includes a 6,000 square metre warehouse and cross-dock, a 2,500 TEU capacity container park, quarantine and fumigation services, and a public weighbridge, the only one at the port.
Toll Group Managing Director Brian Kruger was joined by City of Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt to officially open the facility that has been developed for the Toll Intermodal business in partnership with Fremantle Ports Authority.
Mr Kruger said the new facility increases the total level of service Toll is able to offer its customers. "We can now provide an improved service to our customers in Western Australia and beyond by connecting this new facility with our unmatched national freight network, warehousing, ports and railways, as well as our international freight forwarding services," Mr Kruger said.
"I am excited to open this newest addition to Toll's network and look forward to continuing to deliver first-class services from this first-class facility."
Mr Kruger said the new facility includes remotely-monitored electronic security systems as well as energy efficient features such as LED lighting and rainwater harvesting and recycling.
Toll's investment is part of more than A$80 million that has been spent on recent major property investments and upgrades to reinforce Toll's industry leading capabilities in Western Australia.
This unparalleled investment in Western Australia allows Toll to better serve customers all sectors, including in the resources and energy sectors.
Mr Kruger thanked the Fremantle Ports Authority and builder Ahrens for helping to develop the Fremantle facility. Toll employs more than 3,000 people in Western Australia across more than 50 sites.