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Nov 06, 2020
Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

An Australian-first technology designed by Gladstone Ports Corporation to improve ship-loading operations is rolling out at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal. GPC’s operations systems team has been working on the online interactive tool, which displays a real-time view of coal loading onto vessels. The technology will feature in GPC’s Digital Twin Decision Automation system along with 60 other...

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Oct 14, 2020
Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Rail freight operator Aurizon will look into low-carbon options to drive its trains, including battery and hydrogen power. The company has announced a $50 million Future Fleet Fund as part of a climate strategy released today. Managing director and chief executive officer Andrew Harding said more than 90 per cent of the company’s emissions were associated with the consumption of energ...

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Aug 28, 2020
It’s a case of ‘high and lighty’ in coal terminal upgrade

It’s a case of ‘high and lighty’ in coal terminal upgrade

A project is underway at RG Tanna Coal Terminal in Gladstone to upgrade a set of light towers and reduce energy consumption by 55 per cent. Four coal stockpile light towers reaching almost 50m high will be upgraded in the first stage of work and will feature new arc-fault rated switchboards, control system equipment and the latest LED light technology. It is part of an infrastructure proje...

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Aug 18, 2020
New rail company recruiting for Bowen haulage business

New rail company recruiting for Bowen haulage business

A new rail business is launching in Bowen with a focus on providing haulage services to the Abbot Point export terminal. Bowen Rail Company head of project delivery David Wassell said the company had purchased its own state-of-the-art locomotives and rollingstock. The first four locomotives are due to arrive in 2021. “We are an innovative new business and we plan to use leading technology...

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Aug 10, 2020
NQ deals help turn around Aurizon bulk business

NQ deals help turn around Aurizon bulk business

Wins on the Mount Isa corridor and at Townsville port have helped rail giant Aurizon turn around its bulks business. In its annual report today the company said its bulk business achieved EBITof $90 million last financial year, after being in a loss-making position threeyears ago. Contract wins include South32 Cannington (11-year extension to 2032 on the Mount Isa corridor), Incitec Pivot ...

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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have grown dramatically since Women in Tech...

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Jul 28, 2020
Solid trade results for Port of Mackay

Solid trade results for Port of Mackay

The Port of Mackay has recorded its second-best results for financial year trade throughput after topping three million tonnes despite the global economic impact of COVID-19. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey made the announcement, with the port recording 3.17 million throughput tonnes in 2019-20, supporting jobs and industry in the region. “COVID-19 has impacted global ec...

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Jun 12, 2020
Shiploaders rise for Reg

Shiploaders rise for Reg

It was a guard of honour with a difference as Gladstone Ports Corporation celebrated the life and legacy of Reg Tanna today (June 12). Three shiploaders at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal Wharf rose to form the guard and GPC staff held a moment’s silence as they marked the anniversary of Mr Tanna’s death 20 years ago. With his motto, ‘there is no I in team’, Mr Tanna (pictured b...

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Jun 03, 2020
Aurizon earnings expected to escape COVID-19 bite

Aurizon earnings expected to escape COVID-19 bite

Rail freight operator Aurizon has refinanced $1.3 billion in debt, adding an extra $420 million to its previous level, while reiterating its expected earnings for this financial year. Managing director and chief executive officer Andrew Harding said operations across Aurizon’s s coal, bulk and network businesses had continued with minimal disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. “A...

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