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Mar 31, 2020
Rex pulls the pin on all regional Queensland routes

Rex pulls the pin on all regional Queensland routes

Regional Express airline says it will shut down all Queensland Regular Public Transport services from tomorrow (April 1) as the COVID-19 crisis sees takings plummet. It is calling a force majeure event on its contract with the State, saying the government has failed to make the concessions needed to keep those routes viable. “With cash… ...

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Mar 27, 2020
Border entry pass waived for trucking industry

Border entry pass waived for trucking industry

Freight vehicles will be waved through at the Queensland border without having to complete paperwork, the Australian Logistics Council says. In an update to members, ALC chief executive officer Kirk Coningham welcomed the confirmation from the Queensland Government. “Obviously, police may continue to intercept any vehicle suspected of involvement in an offence, or as part of… ...

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Mar 26, 2020
McConnell Dowell onboard for Hay Point overhaul

McConnell Dowell onboard for Hay Point overhaul

McConnell Dowell has secured an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract with BMA for a major infrastructure project at Hay Point Coal Terminal, near Mackay. The project scope encompasses complete replacement of one of the three berths and shiploaders at the coal terminal. The Berth 2 wharf and shiploader being replaced had reached end of life,… ...

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Mar 18, 2020
Relief package announced as airlines go into free fall

Relief package announced as airlines go into free fall

The Federal Government has announced a relief package for the aviation industry after Rex air service warned of the toll of the COVID-19 on regional carriers and Qantas announced drastic flight cuts. The package involves the refunding and waiving of aviation fuel excise, air service charges and domestic and regional aviation security charges. Deputy Prime… ...

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Mar 17, 2020
Qantas slashes flights amid COVID-19 travel slump

Qantas slashes flights amid COVID-19 travel slump

Qantas and Jetstar will cut domestic capacity by about 60 per cent and international capacity by 90 per cent from the end of the month. Qantas Group announced the move today ‘as a result of significant falls in travel demand due to coronavirus, and new government restrictions across multiple jurisdictions’. It will see about 150… ...

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Mar 16, 2020
Old-timer on show as port development pushes ahead

Old-timer on show as port development pushes ahead

A D6 dozer, dating back to 1947, has found new digs at the East Shore 1B precinct at Port of Gladstone in a nod to the site’s industrial history. The dozer will be on permanent display at the precinct and has been refurbished to replicate the bulldozers that were used at the Auckland Point Coal… ...

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Mar 13, 2020
Milestone for $193m port upgrade project

Milestone for $193m port upgrade project

Construction has officially kicked off on Port of Townsville’s $193 million Channel Upgrade Project, with the first rocks being laid for a 2.2km protective wall. Queensland Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the upgrade would provide a significant boost for jobs and the North Queensland economy, allowing cruise and commercial vessels up to 300m… ...

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Mar 12, 2020
Logistics industry seeks help to keep freight flowing

Logistics industry seeks help to keep freight flowing

The Australian Logistics Council is calling for practical measures to keep the supply chain on track amid the evolving challenges from the COVID-19 outbreak. Local curfews on delivery vehicles were hampering efforts to keep store shelves stocked with everyday essentials, for example, it said. ALC chief executive Kirk Coningham was commenting after Prime Minister Scott… ...

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Mar 07, 2020
Skytrans expands FNQ passenger services

Skytrans expands FNQ passenger services

Skytrans is launching 43 new passenger flights per week across Far North Queensland, including its first direct passenger flights to Weipa from Cairns and a Dash 8 service for Cooktown. From April 20 the airline will provide 14 return flights per week between Cairns and Cooktown, five return flights per week between Cairns and Weipa,… ...

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