Rail is used to move 40 per cent of shipping containers from Port Botany wharf stacking area to the eight-hectare Intermodal Logistics Centre in Sydney. It was designed to reduce road freight congestion in the Port Botany area and resultant carbon emissions.
Boral developed an asphalt mix using special polymers, aggregates and recycled asphalt pavement to achieve stringent rut resistance criteria. The pavement was developed to withstand a 100-tonne reach stacker moving 40-tonne shipping containers.
Boral manufactured and paved the heavy-duty asphalt to provide a level surface with no undulations that could cause rainwater ponding. It also provided resistance to fuel spills.
The project was completed in September 2013