Refrigerated Transport, Distribution, Freezer/Chiller Storage
John Petersen started the business midyear 1995, and established the name John Petersen Xpress in January 1996. The business started out as a Cairns courier business as there was a need for a one-hour express courier run in the Cairns area. This part of the business took off in leaps and bounds so fast the Jaimelle Whittaker (John Petersen’s partner) left her full time employment to work with John in mid 1996.
Another opportunity presented itself in 1998 and John started a run once a day to Port Douglas. This quickly became two runs a day in vans. Through this run into Port Douglas we noticed an opening for the niche marketing of a refrigerated truck to Port Douglas to service all the restaurants and resorts. We were the first local transport business to offer this service, from there we then moved into the Innisfail and Tableland areas with refrigerated trucks.
As the business grew we altered the name to J P Xpress, sold the Cairns courier part of the business and moved completely into refrigerated transport for the local area. During our expansion we starting following the HACCP principals and acquired SafeFood accreditation. We are audited each year to keep these accreditations.
June 2007 we purchased our own refrigerated depot in Cairns to again expand J P Xpress business opportunities into the freezer, chiller and dry storage areas. The depot has an “A” rating with AQIS so we are able to store goods for the export market of Australia into all parts of the globe.
J P Xpress refrigerated transport, storage and distribution as being a small business, we understand that our livelihood depends on your being satisfied with our service.
J P Xpress PRIDES itself on storing and moving products by the pallet or box, at temperature, on time, for all clients – large or small.
Clients can access dry, chiller and freezer storage on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Our distribution services include stacking, consolidation and picking goods, as well as refrigerated transport to all areas in and around the Cairns area and Tropical North Queensland, Australia. See coverage area on next page.
Our drivers deliver into supermarkets, bakeries, fast food franchises, hotels, motels, resorts, butcher shops, schools, take-aways as well as restaurants. J P Xpress moves food products for the dairy, seafood, tropical fruit and the meat industries of the Cairns area and Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
Contact Details: Mobile: 0412 037 174 Fax: 4035 6798