In a significant boost for the Tasmanian export economy, Link Logistics has signed on as the first tenant of the new Hobart Airport freight handling facility and commercial precinct. This brings the airport a step closer to the international market.
An initial A$13 million-dollar investment is set to unlock enormous opportunities for local producers, allowing them to freight their produce directly from Hobart to export destinations following completion of the first phase of the project in December.
Hobart Airport CEO, Sarah Renner, said unlocking markets for local producers looking to meet the growing demand for Tasmania’s world-renowned produce around the country and further abroad was the driving force behind the project: “Currently Tasmanian producers of goods for export are required to have their freight delivered to the north-west coast by truck, from there it is loaded onto a ship and taken to Melbourne or Sydney, before being transferred onto an aircraft and delivered to the country of destination by air.”
“Once the freight handling facility and commercial precinct are operational, Tasmanian export businesses have a very attractive and efficient option. Growers of high-value, high quality produce will truly be able to put their best foot forward in delivering to market.”