Has Lance Hockridge mortally wounded Aurizon?

 
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Loss of customers, loss of freight to road and loss of brand sovereignty and loss of corporate credibility all on his watch.

Has he killed Aurizon?

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  Mufreight Train Controller

Location: North Ipswich
Loss of customers, loss of freight to road and loss of brand sovereignty and loss of corporate credibility all on his watch.

Has he killed Aurizon?
x31
If not killed it he has seriously wounded it, but then he got a big bonus and payout for his efforts.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Lance Hockridge may have started the ball rolling, but a lot of these current announcements are being generated by Andrew Harding and his new team's strategy for Aurizon. At this stage history is probably going to judge Harding's tenure even more harshly than Hockridge.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Lance Hockridge may have started the ball rolling, but a lot of these current announcements are being generated by Andrew Harding and his new team's strategy for Aurizon. At this stage history is probably going to judge Harding's tenure even more harshly than Hockridge.
Sulla1

As may the Queensland Government who will be faced with billions of dollars in road maintenance costs.
  ParkesHub Chief Commissioner

Even back when is was a State Gov't enterprise, it was always regarded as being badly led.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Queensland is open access and open for business...it's probably about time other operators (and leasing comanies) realised there are rail freight opportunities north of Brisbane. At least, so far, most of the freight dumped by Aurizon has been picked up by PN, and there's nothing but industry intransigence stopping other operators joining the "lets haul stuff Aurizon doesn't want" party. Plus, in some cases other rail operators are already working against rail in Queensland, when,  for example, Qube has a very substantial road business in North Queensland but hasn't bothered with putting that road freight on rail, particularly in the Mt Isa corridor.
  fzr560 Train Controller

Loss of customers, loss of freight to road and loss of brand sovereignty and loss of corporate credibility all on his watch.

Has he killed Aurizon?
x31
Every other state has suffered the same "adjustment". If it wasn't Hockridge, it would have been someone else. The Qld government sold the business, enjoyed the sugar hit and now will pay the price.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Plus, in some cases other rail operators are already working against rail in Queensland, when,  for example, Qube has a very substantial road business in North Queensland but hasn't bothered with putting that road freight on rail, particularly in the Mt Isa corridor.
Sulla1

Interesting observation @Sulla1 and I am wondering why they are not moving their freight to rail?  Perhaps Qube are not interested in the Narrow Gauge?
  Ldavid Locomotive Fireman

Sadly Yes and nothing will change in the foreseeable future, no one in management listens to people at the work-face.
  neillfarmer Junior Train Controller

My guess is that Qube are interested, but being Cube they just want to get into the action for the least cost possible. Maybe they think that by hanging around for a while longer they will pick up some ex Aurizon Clydes for a song.
L. H. got side-tracked in the Pilbara. He should have concentrated on reducing the Qld cost base and the costs of the intermodal business generally rather than chasing grand schemes in the desert. The question has to be asked, how did PN achieve success in Queensland when Aurizon could not do the same in the rest of the country. If your competitor is able to make money and you can't there is obviously something wrong with your organisation.
Harding brings little confidence to the position, Rio Tinto under his stewardship clung to DC locomotives long after the AC locos were well proven to be better.
  ssaunders Train Controller

My guess is that Qube are interested, but being Cube they just want to get into the action for the least cost possible. Maybe they think that by hanging around for a while longer they will pick up some ex Aurizon Clydes for a song.
L. H. got side-tracked in the Pilbara. He should have concentrated on reducing the Qld cost base and the costs of the intermodal business generally rather than chasing grand schemes in the desert. The question has to be asked, how did PN achieve success in Queensland when Aurizon could not do the same in the rest of the country. If your competitor is able to make money and you can't there is obviously something wrong with your organisation.
Harding brings little confidence to the position, Rio Tinto under his stewardship clung to DC locomotives long after the AC locos were well proven to be better.
neillfarmer
PN went after baulk in Queensland to establish a beachhead. But Aurizon should have been able to manage in the rest of Australia.

One wonders if the K&S Freighters deal has had a negative impact.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Perhaps not looking as good as it was a week ago?

  nswtrains Deputy Commissioner

Perhaps not looking as good as it was a week ago?

bevans
Just proves a bunch of public servants cannot run a private railroad. Aurizon was a bad idea from the start and should had been privatised as per ANR and Freight Corp. But Queensland always thinks it knows better.

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