Qube awarded contract with Shell

 
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Can you tell us more about the Shell contract ? Will we see petroleum transport thankfully go back to rail from road for some routes ?
freightgate

No the Shell contract has nothing to do with rail.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Can you tell us more about the Shell contract ? Will we see petroleum transport thankfully go back to rail from road for some routes ?
freightgate

Could be this https://www.fullyloaded.com.au/logistics-news/1910/qube-hails-huge-shell-australia-contract-win
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Can you tell us more about the Shell contract ? Will we see petroleum transport thankfully go back to rail from road for some routes ?

Could be this https://www.fullyloaded.com.au/logistics-news/1910/qube-hails-huge-shell-australia-contract-win
bevans
A minor thing that people seem to forget is that Qube is not a rail company per the likes of PN and SSR, its a Logistics Company. I will take Bingly for his word on this as he's been right about this many times in the past.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
What is the Shell contract for?
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
What is the Shell contract for?
james.au
"After an extensive tendering process, Qube Holdings is excited to announce that Qube Energy Pty
Ltd has been awarded the Shell Australia Provision of Integrated Supply Chain Services contract. This
contract will include service provision for the Prelude FLNG facility, QGC and QCLNG operations
including supply base, port and logistics services in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western
Australia for a period of five years." - full details at https://qube.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Qube-Media-Announcement_Final_Qube_Energy.pdf
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
With recent intelligence Qube is starting a rail operation in Queensland could we see some of this road based traffic move to rail?
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Shell’s petrol stations and Geelong refinery (still remaining open) are owned by Viva Energy, which in turn is owned by the Dutch company Vitol. (Coles Express is in there somewhere.)
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Shell’s petrol stations and Geelong refinery (still remaining open) are owned by Viva Energy, which in turn is owned by the Dutch company Vitol. (Coles Express is in there somewhere.)
kitchgp

How does diesel fuel enter Queensland?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Those recent jobs posted on the other thread could I think support rail services to Mount Isa. If Qube have petroleum business on that route maybe some of that business could go to rail ?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Shell’s petrol stations and Geelong refinery (still remaining open) are owned by Viva Energy, which in turn is owned by the Dutch company Vitol. (Coles Express is in there somewhere.)

How does diesel fuel enter Queensland?
bevans
Probably from/via the Brisbane refinery or direct imports from overseas to north coast ports such as Gladstone and Townsville.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Is there any fuel on the mount isa line ?
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Is there any fuel on the mount isa line ?
freightgate
In the tanks of the locomotives yes.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Shell’s petrol stations and Geelong refinery (still remaining open) are owned by Viva Energy, which in turn is owned by the Dutch company Vitol. (Coles Express is in there somewhere.)

How does diesel fuel enter Queensland?
bevans

Mostly imported from Singapore, China, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan and South Korea via the ports of Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Gladstone and Brisbane.

Mackay is regional Queensland's largest diesel importing hub - with around 1.5-million tonnes imported per annum.

Townsville has dropped below 1-million tonnes now (it used to be around 1.1-million tonnes), with 871,000-tonnes last year; Cairns is 550,000-tonnes; Gladstone is 1.27-million tonnes (with China as the largest single source).

Brisbane imports 3.75-million tonnes of crude oil, plus 3.78-million tonnes of refined product - it also exports 607,000-tonnes of refined product.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Is there any fuel on the mount isa line ?
freightgate
Shell was the last operator using rail on the Mt Isa Line, it went to road during 2017 - after the PN/Glencore/Aurizon contract debacle that saw almost all non-mineral freight move to road for several months. Qube became a significant road hauler on the Mt Isa corridor during that period.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Is there any fuel on the mount isa line ?
Shell was the last operator using rail on the Mt Isa Line, it went to road during 2017 - after the PN/Glencore/Aurizon contract debacle that saw almost all non-mineral freight move to road for several months. Qube became a significant road hauler on the Mt Isa corridor during that period.
Sulla1

So there is opportunity for Qube to move the petroleum to rail in that case?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Shell’s petrol stations and Geelong refinery (still remaining open) are owned by Viva Energy, which in turn is owned by the Dutch company Vitol. (Coles Express is in there somewhere.)

How does diesel fuel enter Queensland?

Mostly imported from Singapore, China, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan and South Korea via the ports of Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Gladstone and Brisbane.

Mackay is regional Queensland's largest diesel importing hub - with around 1.5-million tonnes imported per annum.

Townsville has dropped below 1-million tonnes now (it used to be around 1.1-million tonnes), with 871,000-tonnes last year; Cairns is 550,000-tonnes; Gladstone is 1.27-million tonnes (with China as the largest single source).

Brisbane imports 3.75-million tonnes of crude oil, plus 3.78-million tonnes of refined product - it also exports 607,000-tonnes of refined product.
Sulla1

And none of this on rail now?
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gold Coast QLD
Business wise with the equipment and man power already in use trucking the stuff it'd be rather financially irresponsible to buy new equipment to put it on rail unless it's putting those trailers on a flatcar and moving them that way. Amazing how something comes up and the questions are "bUt CaN iT gO oN rAiL" without considering what is actually going on....
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Business wise with the equipment and man power already in use trucking the stuff it'd be rather financially irresponsible to buy new equipment to put it on rail unless it's putting those trailers on a flatcar and moving them that way. Amazing how something comes up and the questions are "bUt CaN iT gO oN rAiL" without considering what is actually going on....
GT46C-ACe
True but if someone thinks that they can undercut the trucks by railing product then they might choose to have a crack starting with the longer hauls where rail may have an advantage

They would need deep pockets though as road operators like Qube would be quick to drop their prices in order to try to take you out of the market as they are rumoured to be doing in Victoria with the WIFT / Dooen traffic
  GT46C-ACe Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gold Coast QLD
And the operator being talked about doing the trucking is also Qube, so if it were cheaper to go by rail wouldn't they have done it already? Vs buy/lease the fleet of trucks they have doing the job.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Shell’s petrol stations and Geelong refinery (still remaining open) are owned by Viva Energy, which in turn is owned by the Dutch company Vitol. (Coles Express is in there somewhere.)

How does diesel fuel enter Queensland?

Mostly imported from Singapore, China, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan and South Korea via the ports of Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Gladstone and Brisbane.

Mackay is regional Queensland's largest diesel importing hub - with around 1.5-million tonnes imported per annum.

Townsville has dropped below 1-million tonnes now (it used to be around 1.1-million tonnes), with 871,000-tonnes last year; Cairns is 550,000-tonnes; Gladstone is 1.27-million tonnes (with China as the largest single source).

Brisbane imports 3.75-million tonnes of crude oil, plus 3.78-million tonnes of refined product - it also exports 607,000-tonnes of refined product.

And none of this on rail now?
bevans

Like the rest of the Eastern States, there's been no fuel on rail in Queensland since 2017.

Twenty years ago significant quantities of fuel was still being railed west from Brisbane, Gladstone, Mackay and Townsville. The Townsville to Mt Isa fuel for Shell was the last.
  djukinX1016 Deputy Commissioner

There is one rail haulage task here in W.A. from Esperance Port to Kalgoorlie from the Viva Terminal by Pacific National. Not certian if that will see any changes or is it just Port logistics?

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