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Dec 09, 2020
Centurion in $25m logistics deal with zinc mine

Centurion in $25m logistics deal with zinc mine

Logistics provider Centurion has won a multi-year contract worth about $25 million to provide logistics support for the Century mine in the lower Gulf region and its Karumba port facilities. The services to be provided will include customs clearance, wharf collections of import commodities, warehousing, road transport, airfreight, and courier services. Centurion said a dedicated road train ...

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Aug 12, 2020
Investment to stack odds in favour of Isa rail uptick

Investment to stack odds in favour of Isa rail uptick

Queensland Rail will look at enabling double-stacked trains to run between North West Queensland and Townsville as part of a $50 million investment package announced for the Mount Isa Line. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey announced in parliament today that three more projects had been approved to bolster freight movement between North Queensland’s largest port and the minerals...

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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 06, 2020
Trade diversification at the Port of Weipa

Trade diversification at the Port of Weipa

North Queensland Bulk Ports has assisted the kick-start of mineral sands exports from Port of Weipa in Far North Queensland. NQBP recently supported Clear Logistics Australia to facilitate the export of up to 70,000 tonnes of mineral sands. Two shipments have made their way to China in recent months since Clear Logistics Australia sought the opportunity discovered at Urquhart Point, on the ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Ravenswood Gold is supplying about 140,000 tonnes of rock towards Port of Townsville’s $193 million Channel Upgrade Project, with the first mighty truckloads arriving yesterday. It’s a case of turning trash to treasure for the port project, as the material is being drawn from the gold mine’s waste rock. The majority of the rocks weigh in at four to eight tonnes ...

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May 26, 2020
Rich in rail returns

Rich in rail returns

Activity around the north west Queensland town of Richmond is a symbol of investment into the Great Northern Railway line this financial year according to peak industry body, Mount Isa Townsville Economic Zone, or MITEZ There’d been noticeably more activity along the MITEZ corridor since the finish of the wet season with work crews carrying out road and rail upgrades particularly in the mi...

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May 01, 2020
Alliance wins Cannington charter extension

Alliance wins Cannington charter extension

Alliance Aviation Services has entered a new 10-year contract with South32 to run the air charter services for its Cannington and GEMCO mine sites. Alliance said the extension was won through a competitive tender process. “Alliance is delighted to be continuing the provision of these services for both Cannington and GEMCO mine sites from Townsville, Cairns and Brisbane,” Allianc...

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Apr 29, 2020
Weipa dredging program to start next month

Weipa dredging program to start next month

Annual maintenance dredging will kick off at Weipa in Far North Queensland from early May with a COVID-19 control program in place. North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) chief executive officer Nicolas Fertin said the dredge vessel TSHD Brisbane was due to begin work at the Port of Weipa next month. Dredging will also be completed at Amrun on behalf of Rio Tinto, with the whole pr...

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