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Apr 16, 2020
Extra time to submit mining awards entries

Extra time to submit mining awards entries

Organisers have extended the entry period for the Queensland Mining Awards, giving businesses an extra two months to submit projects. Entries are now open until Friday, July 3, with finalists to be announced across seven categories on Friday, August 21. The Queensland Mining Awards Gala Dinner has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 23, following on… ...

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Apr 14, 2020
Cutting a freight load out of costs

Cutting a freight load out of costs

Partnership sponsor A freight forwarder has won praise for a boutique service delivering heavy machinery into north Queensland through the ports of Townsville and Mackay. The common practice is equipment purchased overseas or in the south arrives at Port of Brisbane or Sydney and then it is freighted north by low-loader at prohibitive rates said… ...

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Apr 09, 2020
Regional air services safe under new deal

Regional air services safe under new deal

Regional Express (Rex) will provide a reduced schedule of flights to regional Queensland after reaching an agreement with the State Government. It comes after the airline last week threatened to shut down all Queensland Regular Public Transport services from April 1, saying the government had failed to make the concessions needed to keep those routes… ...

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Apr 08, 2020
Freight services stepped up to meet demand

Freight services stepped up to meet demand

Transport companies Linfox Logistics and Aurizon have boosted road and rail services, lifting the number of weekly intermodal services by more than 20 per cent to meet surging consumer demand in Queensland. Aurizon locomotives transport Linfox rail containers to key rail hubs in Central and North Queensland, including Cairns, Innisfail, Townsville, Bowen, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone,… ...

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Apr 07, 2020
Anglo speeds up payments for smaller businesses

Anglo speeds up payments for smaller businesses

Anglo American is reducing payment terms for all small-to-medium businesses to 14 days as part of a raft of measures to assist communities. The global miner overnight provided an update on how it is supporting its employees, host communities and countries of operation in response to the fast-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. In Australia, where the resource… ...

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Apr 06, 2020
Port project paves way for local supply opportunity

Port project paves way for local supply opportunity

Adbri Masonry has used sand from the Burdekin and blue metal from Calcium to supply 2500 specialised industrial pavers for Port of Townsville’s new container terminal area. Port of Townsville general manager infrastructure and environment Marissa Wise said typical industrial pavers would not withstand the weight of stacked containers and the constant movement of large… ...

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Apr 04, 2020
Mining equipment expertise behind ventilator prototype

Mining equipment expertise behind ventilator prototype

Mineral processing business Gekko Systems is part of a response group in Ballarat joining forces to deliver a ventilator for local use and potential global application. Gekko technical director Sandy Gray, a Clunies Ross Science Award Winner and International Mining Hall of Fame Inductee, brings a knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, operating systems, mechatronics and control… ...

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Apr 01, 2020
QME 2020 postponed to September

QME 2020 postponed to September

The Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) has been postponed from July to September, organisers announced today. “The effects, actual and projected, of coronavirus are becoming evident across all aspects of our lives here in Australia and around the world,” QME organisers said in a statement on the decision. “In the context of the current… ...

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Mar 31, 2020
Eleventh-hour reprieve for Rex regional air services

Eleventh-hour reprieve for Rex regional air services

Regional Express has reversed plans to suspend Queensland services after what it describes as a last-minute intervention from the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Rex said tonight it would resume full services on Wednesday, April 1 and move to a reduced schedule from April 2 on all five State Government-regulated routes. “A final agreement… ...

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