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Manfreight to join new hub in New Zealand

The freight company has signed on to develop a 7ha site to expand its operations in the Bay of Plenty

Manfreight to join new hub in New Zealand

The nearby Port of Tauranga

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A brand new multi-million-dollar distribution centre has been approved in Tauranga, in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty. Landowner, Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks signed on freight company Manfreight as its first lessee of the site yesterday.

The New Zealand Herald reported that Manfreight will join Tui Products, McLeod Cranes and Stadium Storage at the site.

Earthworks will commence next month at the 11.5ha industrial subdivision. Its projected cost is around $30m and will include eco-friendly features like recycling rainwater to flush toilets, and solar power on sunny days.

The location is an attractive site for logistics companies as it is within close proximity of the port of Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty’s growing consumer market.

Managing director of Manfreight, Don Braid, said the long-term lease would benefit its people, customers and shareholders.

Manfreight currently operates at a 1.8ha site nearby and will develop 7 out of the 11.5ha at the new Bay of Plenty site.

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