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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… ...

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Apr 19, 2020
Aurizon gets behind work to fast-track vaccine

Aurizon gets behind work to fast-track vaccine

Rail transport company Aurizon is backing efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine by donating $250,000 towards work by the University of Queensland (UQ).  UQ is working with the Doherty Institute and the CSIRO to fast-track a vaccine for the virus, using its breakthrough Molecular Clamp technology. It aims to cut the timeline for an effective,… ...

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Apr 14, 2020
Bumper 12 months for Abbot Point coal exports

Bumper 12 months for Abbot Point coal exports

Adani’s Abbot Point Operations near Bowen has set a new record for coal shipped through Australia’s most northerly coal port in a 12 month period. Adani Infrastructure chief executive officer Trista Brohier said a total of 32,036,065 tonnes of coal from Queensland mines passed through the Port of Abbot Point in the 12 months to… ...

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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 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 02, 2020
New executive at the helm at Abbot Point

New executive at the helm at Abbot Point

A new general manager is taking the helm at Adani’s Abbot Point operations near Bowen. Allan Brown (pictured below) has been appointed general manager – port operations from April 14. Chief executive officer Adani Infrastructure Trista Brohier said Mr Brown joined the business with a wealth of experience in senior leadership roles from Gladstone Ports… ...

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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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