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21st February 2017 - Patterson Logistics Centre opens

Today, Transport Minister Hon Simon Bridges officially opens the Patterson Logistics Centre, Port Nelson’s new 13,000m2 storage facility; the first major building project of a $32 million redevelopment plan announced last year.

The Patterson Logistics Centre is the significant Nelson-side logistics hub of QuayConnect, the port’s Nelson-Marlborough integrated warehousing, transport, and logistics service. QuayConnect was established in February 2016 as a smarter way of distributing goods. In partnership with Central Express Ltd, QuayConnect’s model optimises import and export loads, reducing the number of trucks on the road without reducing actual freight movement.

QuayConnect operates three storage facilities in Blenheim and until this month had used temporary facilities at Port Nelson while the Patterson Logistics Centre was being built. Port Nelson CEO Martin Byrne says with the new facility now open the service’s capacity is increased by 40 percent.

What are QuayConnect customers saying?

Spy Valley is always striving to be involved with like-minded businesses who deliver on promises. We also align ourselves with companies that are future proofing environmentally. This falls in to line with our ISO14001 International Environmental Standard. For these reasons, and the cost efficiencies offered to us, we are extremely pleased to be working alongside QuayConnect and look forward to an ongoing successful business partnership.
— Heather Donachie, Export Logistics Manager – Spy Valley Wine
QuayConnect have a brilliant team who are fully invested in the needs of their customers and the quality handling of their products.
— Marisco Vineyards Logistics

QuayConnect is the future of distribution logistics.

QuayConnect is a better way of distributing goods, by focusing movement around a central, port-side storage hub, resulting in optimal import and export loads through all phases of the supply chain.

What is QuayConnect?

What's wrong with the existing model.

With current distribution methods, there are simply too many under-utilised ship movements, empty truck transfers, unnecessary storage stops and underfilled trucks making their way around New Zealand.

How does QuayConnect compare?

  • The Existing Model
  • Major supply chain inefficiencies
  • High per unit costs
  • Few partner synergies
  • No sustainability focus
  • Unnecessary cargo movement/cost
  • The QuayConnect Model
  • Cost and load efficiencies
  • Reduced per unit costs
  • Win/win partnerships
  • Improved sustainable practices
  • Reduced carbon footprints
 

We're pulling out all the stops for importers and exporters

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