Fortress Logistics hands over completed container terminal to Kings Rest
The completed 56,000 sqm container terminal at Clairwood Logistics Park has been handed over to Kings Rest Container Park, signalling a new phase of the company’s business as it has now expanded its presence within the Durban south basin near the Durban port. Kings Rest deliver world class container storage and movements for national and global clients and the new facility will be its differentiator in the market.
“Fortress REIT Ltd.’s R4.5 billion Clairwood Logistics Park epitomises an environment conducive to storage and distribution all within a world-class secure park. On completion, Clairwood Logistics Park will comprise of 360,000 sqm of state-of-the-art warehousing driven almost entirely by tenants requiring logistics facilities with easy access to major arterials and the Port Of Durban,” says Grant Lewington, National Leasing Manager at Fortress Logistics.
Clairwood’s proximity to the port of Durban has uniquely impacted its evolution and innovation from a logistics perspective, especially its ability to handle containerised cargo. Fortress has recognized the importance of rail in completing the supply chain and is optimistic that the changes at Transnet will enable the development of an adjacent rail siding into the Clairwood complex which will complement an on-site container handling facility. Rail access will provide “tenants an alternative option to road which could potentially enhance their overall logistics offering.”
Other anchor tenants at this state-of-the-art park include Super Group, Sammar Investments and African Sugar Logistics. Looking ahead, Fortress Logistics is in the process of completing the construction of four smaller units on spec in response to market demand. The midi warehouses of approximately 3,500 sqm each will be completed by October 2021.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Kings Rest to Clairwood Logistics Park and believe our partnership and facility will assist in their continued growth,” concluded Lewington.