Logistics

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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Jun 03, 2020
QRC welcomes certainty on coal export infrastructure

QRC welcomes certainty on coal export infrastructure

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a State decision providing regulatory certainty for rail and port infrastructure critical to the coal industry. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said Treasurer Cameron Dick had declared the Central Queensland Coal Network (CQCN) and the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) as regulated monopolies until 2040 and 2030 respectively. “The decision...

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May 22, 2020
Hundreds of jobs in Hay Point overhauls

Hundreds of jobs in Hay Point overhauls

BMA’s Hay Point Coal Terminal is rolling out a multimillion-dollar  raft of major upgrade projects and maintenance programs from mid-year. The work is good news for local industry, with Hay Point general manager Melissa Johnson stressing a preference for local content wherever possible. About 600 jobs will be supported across the three projects, which BMA views as enabling work in the le...

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