Australia Post opens consolidated parcel center in Newcastle

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Australia Post has officially opened a new parcel processing and delivery center in Newcastle, New South Wales.

The Newcastle parcel center and business hub consolidates operations previously spread across four smaller sorting centers in Newcastle, Warabrook and Sandgate in southeast Australia. The co-location will streamline transport connections, providing customers with a more efficient operation and improved pick-up and delivery times.

Australia Post’s figures show that Newcastle is a particularly strong region for online fashion purchases, averaging one fashion purchase per household per year – three times the state average.

Bob Black, CEO and executive general manager, parcel and e-commerce services, StarTrack, an Australia Post subsidiary, said, “Newcastle is a vitally important area for Australia Post and our StarTrack parcels business. The new facility is great for customers, for jobs in the region and for future growth of our business.

“Not only does the new site provide for improved parcel processing and delivery, but the on-site business hub provides a great customer experience for local enterprises looking for Australia Post and StarTrack services to support them as they grow e-commerce in the region.

“The fit-out of the new site was a very sound investment taking into consideration the operational efficiencies that we can gain and the scope for expected growth.”

August 2, 2016

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