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PortGate Logistics lands new Kenworths, DAFs

Logistics and port cartage operator, PortGate Logistics, has taken delivery of six new prime movers from the PACCAR stable.

Two new Euro 6 DAF CF450s, two new Kenworth T410s and a pair of Kenworth T610s were all delivered earlier this week.

All Kenworths feature the UltraShift transmission.

This delivery of six prime movers is part of an ongoing order over the next 12 months according to John Tzaneros, PortGate Logistics Managing Director.

“Our fleet is expanding to meet the needs of our customers,” he said.

“We’re excited by the supreme performance and safety capabilities of these vehicles which we are planning on adding to in the near future as we continue to bolster our mobile assets,” said Tzaneros.

The vehicles will be deployed as part of wharf operations that currently see Super B-doubles and flat top trailers moved around the Port of Brisbane where the business is based.

A 24/7 operation that moves an estimated 1000 TEUs a week, PortGate Logistics is growing rapidly following its inception in 2006 and subsequent expansion.

Having taken a lease on all the outer areas of the PortGate Precinct at the Port of Brisbane for the handling and storage of containers, PortGate has opened a purpose-built warehouse to consolidate these activities.

In the mean time PortGate has acquired more land for future growth with Stage 2 already underway and anticipated for completion later this year.

As part of that there will be additional warehousing of 10,000m2 and more external areas for DAWE Wash Bays and storage of containers and break bulk cargo.

“We want to be the partner of choice for our clients in the provision of transport, storage and container packing and unpacking services” said John.

“The acquisition of these new Kenworth and DAF vehicles is at one with our mission to provide important value-added services to all our clients.”

Brown and Hurley Yatala facilitated the delivery of the six new trucks.

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