Silk expands NSW and Qld operations

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Logistics firm acquires Brisbane's Container Swinglift Services as it plans further expansions in Queensland,

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Silk Contract Logistics (Silk) has announced the recent launch of its Container Cartage Operations in NSW, securing a 20,000sqm site at Yennora which is set to house a purpose-built warehouse.

Silk General Manager Joshua Boyd made the announcement in a LinkedIn post, highlighting the company’s plans to make the Yennora facility the centre of its NSW operations. 

"With the option to access rail from the Port of Sydney, Silk intends for this business to be the epicentre of its NSW Contract Logistics Operations," Boyd said. 

"This operation will be headed by Adam Hester, a well known figure in the NSW transport industry."  

Silk also announced the successful acquisition of Brisbane-based Container Swinglift Services (CSS), a family-owned container transport and warehouse business in Brisbane.

"CSS has a long history in servicing the food and agricultural sector, two market segments in which Silk also has a strong presence, and the addition of the CSS business only further strengthens our position in this market.  

"The acquisition increases the Silk workforce in Queensland by over 70 FTE’s, adds additional fleet of 30+ vehicles and over 60 pieces of trailing equipment," Boyd said.  

Boyd also hinted at another development relating to QLD property coming, involving a purpose-built facility on the Port of Brisbane with direct access to the major shipping terminals.  

"These initiatives signal the start of an exciting new era for the Silk business as it looks to establish itself as one of the emerging stars in the Australian logistics market.  

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank our existing clients for their continued support and we look forward to further developing our valued relationship."

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