Defining an ideal Freight Hub

The Busselton Airport ideal cargo-hub depends on the geography, the customers and the needs of the region to create a new cargo handling facility that can be integrated to the economical frame-work of the region and includes areas and specialist capabilities designed for the needs of the region’s particularities – and specifically seafood, chilled meat products, fresh milk, FFVs and flowers, and the particularly rich primary products of the South West region of Western Australia.

Ideal logistical 

It is awe-important to really define the ideal freight-hub. Unlike other global large hubs, the project is more focused as a stand-alone provider with a real focus on the South West business community. A lot can be done with the infrastructure and software, but South West Air Cargo is a tailor-made venture with private and public stake-holders engaged with and willing to work with the region. The freight-hub is attracting professionals who want to work and develop this industry at regional level as an essential key to its success.

Developing an ideal Supply Chain

There are some ideal elements that need to be considered, whether there is an actual ‘masterplan’ that is in place or not, but by creating the list of all we need to score against, and then map that to a list of what our current exporters would be looking for – and ideally including a growth in terms of customer demand – the business concept creates a matrix of key criteria for the Busselton Airport cargo hub: connectivity, data-driven, technology, modularity so that it can be more flexible and cost effective than a complex supply chain via Perth airport



“capitalizing on the  development of  the Busselton

Margaret River  airport, South West Air Cargo is

an emerging business concept that is aiming

at developing  a feasible  solution  to export

the nature specific primary products from

the South West Region of Western Australia

by providing air-freight on widebody chartered

aircrafts to nearby Asian import hubs, as well as

reaching out to further overseas markets through

co-loading with choosen partner airlines, optimising

subsequent import  air-freight  solutions  to service the

mining, oil and gas,  equipment and heavy industries of

Western Australia”

​                                  Frank Duffau 







For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 0427 707 068 or fill out the following form

Head Office

Busselton Airport (BQB)

86 Neville Hyder Dr, Yalyalup 

Western Australia 6280

Tel: + 61 (0)427 707 068

Skype: frank.duffau

Tel: + 61 (0)488 882 674

Skype: cosi.cristodero


To apply for a job with South West Air Cargo, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to:

Freight Forward Thinking Solutions