Western Sydney Airport receives air cargo expertise for new freight precinct

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Western Sydney Airport has partnered with an additional two freight industry leaders, dnata and Toll Group, to collaborate on the design of its freight precinct, adding to the 10 freight industry partners already signed up.

Western Sydney Airport CEO Graham Millett said the new airport will open up global markets to Australian exporters, supporting the NSW economy into the future.

“This freight precinct has the potential to become Sydney’s most important freight hub, generating thousands of jobs, and we’re thrilled to have two of the industry’s leaders, dnata and Toll Group, on board enabling us to optimize the functionality and design for our freight customers at Sydney’s new airport,” Millett said.

Western Sydney Airport has previously signed memoranda of understanding with 10 major freight companies including Australia Post (including StarTrack), DB Schenker, DHL Express, DSV Air and Sea, FedEx, Menzies Aviation, Swissport, Qantas Freight, Skyroad Logistics and Wymap.

The first stage of the airport has the potential to process around 220,000 tonnes of air cargo each year through its proposed on-airport cargo facility, with multiple dedicated cargo aircraft stands. This is set to scale up with demand, potentially handling 1.8 million metric tons of air cargo each year in the future. Western Sydney International is on track to open in 2026.

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