“It is a critical link from the North West Minerals Province to the Port of Townsville and export markets beyond.
“However, many smaller mining operators still rely exclusively on road transport. “We want junior miners and potential new ventures, including in agriculture, to have access to the same efficiencies through freight trains that larger resource companies enjoy.
“TransBulk Logistics will use their technology and business model to establish a six-month proof-of-concept logistics coordination trial in the North West Minerals Province. “This would open up the potential for smaller operators to access rail transport by combining movements, reducing costs and making rail a more cost effective and attractive option.”
This is a great idea as it will drive up volumes on rail and move smaller transport jobs to bulk rail operations.
Logistics trial to reduce freight costs in NW Queensland