Geodis is to begin operations at Brisbane Airport (BNE), with construction commencing on a warehouse at Export Park.

Global transport and logistics services provider Geodis will occupy a new facility on Westringia Road. The purpose-built structure will feature 600 m2 of office space across two levels and 4,500m2 of warehouse space including 4,000 pallet locations, 1,500m2 of bulk space, and a cool room for perishable goods.

Stuart Asplet, sub-regional managing director, Pacific at Geodis Australia, said the new facility will allow Geodis to showcase its expertise in import and export services, including customs brokerage, regulatory compliance, and complete supply chain transparency.

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) welcomed the news, with Martin Ryan, BAC executive general manager commercial, adding, "The BNE Property Team is gearing up for a busy year and we are building to match the extraordinary demand for industrial properties in South East Queensland.

"There will be a lot of growth across the BNE precinct this year with our speculative development warehouse and distribution facility well under way, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg."

The Geodis project will generate more than 60 construction jobs and is expected to be completed by mid-2022.