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LPC To Develop Inland Port

LPC To Develop Inland Port

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch today announced the conditional purchase of a 27-hectare site in Rolleston for the development of a second inland port.

The 27-hectare site is strategically located adjacent to the main south rail line that connects to CityDepot, LPC’s established inland port in Woolston, and the Lyttelton Container Terminal. There is also good access to main arterial roads.

The new inland port will act as a hub for receiving, storing and consolidating containers and as a distribution point where containers are transferred between trucks and trains.

LPC Chief Executive, Peter Davie, says the development of a second inland port will have a number of benefits for the region. “LPC has been working with land transport planning groups for the past few years and sees this development as a natural progression from these discussions”.

“LPC has been through a challenging period while working through an earthquake settlement process with our insurer but now this has been finalised, we can move forward with confidence on a number of projects,” said Peter Davie.

“This investment in a second inland port and other planned projects will strengthen our position as the main freight gateway in the South Island.

“This site will improve the efficiency of container movements between our other inland port, CityDepot, and the Container Terminal in Lyttelton.

“Rolleston is the ideal location for a second inland port with strong links to dairy suppliers. It is also logical in terms of the movement and growth towards the western corridor.

“There will also be the potential for warehousing developments on adjacent sites that will have direct access to the inland port.

“Increasing the use of rail to and from the port will also have an important social benefit, with a reduction in truck congestion around the city and in the port.”

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