SCE Transport and Logistics have been appointed by Impact Fertilisers, one of Australia’s biggest manufacturers and distributors of fertiliser, to handle their local logistics services at Port Kembla.
The trial distribution arrangement, which includes ship discharge and bulk storage, provides Impact Fertilisers with a second distribution facility in NSW, with its major distribution centre operating in Newcastle.
“The first shipment of single superphosphate was delivered into our storage facility in early February without a hitch,” said Paul Minogue, Operations Manager, SCE Transport and Logistics.
“Our truck drivers are experts in achieving a high discharge rate and we also provided a front-end loader and expert driver to maximise product storage space in the storage facility.”
James Dunbar (pictured) from Oberon was the first truck driver to pick up a load from Port Kembla, saving a six-hour round trip to Impact Fertiliser’s Newcastle facility.
With the success of the first incoming shipment, Minogue says attention is now turning to load out Impact Fertiliser’s customers.
“A mobile elevator fitted with a static screen has been commissioned in conjunction with a CAT 980 front end loader fitted with weigh scales,” Minogue explains.
Impact Regional Operations Manager, Dallas Taggart, on hand for the first truck loading, was impressed by SCE’s service and truck loading times.
“The Impact Fertilisers team prides itself on being responsive to the needs of our extensive dealer network and the farmers who use our products,” Taggert said.
“Just like SCE, we work with our customers to find the best solution, tailored to their needs. This new facility adds to our significant infrastructure and storage capability in NSW.”
Impact Regional Operations Manager, Dallas Taggart
Impact Fertilisers was founded in 1994 and over the past two decades has grown into a leading supplier of fertilisers in Eastern Australia, including Tasmania.
With the addition of SCE’s Port Kembla facility, the company now has 10 plants on the mainland and eight depots in Tasmania, where trucks can collect product.