Aurizon buys North Queensland bulk transport and handling company

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

@Sulla1 do you have a google maps reference for this location please?https://goo.gl/maps/GERbSHuXbyrS7v7C6
Fatty

Thanks for the link now makes sense.

I note there is also a rail terminal and connection for Viva energy.

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  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne

@Sulla1 do you have a google maps reference for this location please?https://goo.gl/maps/GERbSHuXbyrS7v7C6
Thanks for the link now makes sense.

I note there is also a rail terminal and connection for Viva energy.
bevans
Yep. Aurizon's 6M54 used to shunt diesel wagons there and Shell all the time. I'm not sure if fuel is going by rail any more.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
I thought fuel is being failed on the line to mount ISA
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Fuel railings between Townsville and Mt Isa ceased in 2017 when Aurizon lost its Glencore freight contract to a grossly under-resourced PN. The resulting debacle saw most freight, including all fuel move to road. Aurizon has since come to an agreement with Glencore to supplement PN's freight operations.

However by that time BP and Shell had signed long term trucking contracts - so for at least the next decade, the only likely way fuel will return to rail would be a rail operator purchasing the trucking companies involved. Clearly that isn't much of an option as Aurizon scrapped most of its remaining Mt Isa line fuel tankers last year.

Aurizon still hauls fuel on standard gauge in Western Australia.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
I thought fuel is being failed on the line to mount ISA
freightgate
Yet another railure, sorry, failure on your part to do a simple check of your post for comical errors before hitting the go button
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Hey @Sulla1 and others have there been any changes since the acquisition went through and has this lead to more goods on rail?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Hey @Sulla1 and others have there been any changes since the acquisition went through and has this lead to more goods on rail?
bevans

Aurizon's new intermodal yard remains a work in progress last time I checked. However Aurizon's recently released half year results indictated it has gained an additional 100,000-tonnes of freight on the Mt Isa line.

It's 6M54 Mt Isa freights originating at the port are regularly leaving pairs of 2800s with 40 to 50 wagons of cement containers and then attaching additional empty copper anode wagons at Stuart. All of that freight was on road during 2017 and 2018.
  Wiseone Locomotive Fireman

Location: Darwin. NT
Hey [b]@Sulla1[/b] and others have there been any changes since the acquisition went through and has this lead to more goods on rail?

Aurizon's new intermodal yard remains a work in progress last time I checked. However Aurizon's recently released half year results indictated it has gained an additional 100,000-tonnes of freight on the Mt Isa line.

It's 6M54 Mt Isa freights originating at the port are regularly leaving pairs of 2800s with 40 to 50 wagons of cement containers and then attaching additional empty copper anode wagons at Stuart. All of that freight was on road during 2017 and 2018.
Sulla1
Hey @Sulla1, We transport via rail copper ore from Wirrida (near Cobber Pedy) to Tennant Creek which is then road hauled to Mt Isa. Could this be the additional traffic
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

I'm petty sure the concentrates from South Australia that go to Mt Isa are smeltered there and end up as copper anodes. These anodes are then loaded onto the PN and Aurizon Mt Isa freights going to the Townsville Copper Refinery at Stuart. Copper anode traffic on both operators has been notably heavier over the last couple of years, I'd imagine the interstate concentrates have helped with that.

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