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Sep 03, 2020
Woomera leaves wider Gladstone channel in its wake

Woomera leaves wider Gladstone channel in its wake

The Woomera backhoe dredge left Gladstone this week, marking the completion of the $80 million Clinton Vessel Interaction Project. The Hall Contracting dredge arrived at Port of Gladstone in March, signifying the commencement of the project to deliver a permanent safety solution to the close passing of vessels in the Clinton Channel. Gladstone Ports Corporation… ...

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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… ...

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Aug 24, 2020
Mackay Airport seeks input on freight hub proposal

Mackay Airport seeks input on freight hub proposal

Mackay Airport is in discussions with stakeholders to gauge support for a global export centre for the region. Mackay Airport manager of commercial and terminals Adrian Miles said agribusinesses and the Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sectors were looking to grow their export footprint. He said growing demand for quality food being harvested one… ...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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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… ...

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