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Logistics

Dec 14, 2020
Betta joins Orcoda with promising project pipeline

Betta joins Orcoda with promising project pipeline

Transport logistics specialist Orcoda has completed a $5 million takeover of the Betta Group of Companies, founded in Rockhampton in 2005. Betta is a long-standing transport services business specialising in rail, road and air infrastructure power services contracting but also contracts for services in oil and gas and mining projects. Announcing settlement on acquisition of 100 per cent of...

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Dec 11, 2020
Wharf extension kicks off in port projects push

Wharf extension kicks off in port projects push

Three significant infrastructure projects supporting 100 jobs are underway at the Port of Mackay in the run-up to Christmas, as work to extend Wharf 1 kicks off. Queensland-based company Davbridge Constructions will deliver the $2.4 million extension project. The project comes as upgrades on Wharf 4 reach the final stages with the installation of the 60-tonne steel access bridge by contract...

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Dec 09, 2020
Centurion in $25m logistics deal with zinc mine

Centurion in $25m logistics deal with zinc mine

Logistics provider Centurion has won a multi-year contract worth about $25 million to provide logistics support for the Century mine in the lower Gulf region and its Karumba port facilities. The services to be provided will include customs clearance, wharf collections of import commodities, warehousing, road transport, airfreight, and courier services. Centurion said a dedicated road train ...

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Nov 07, 2020
Making ends meet in $193m Port of Townsville upgrade

Making ends meet in $193m Port of Townsville upgrade

The Port of Townsville has marked another achievement in its $193 million Channel Upgrade project, with the joining of the eastern and western sides of a 2.2km rock wall. The rock wall, being built by Hall Contracting, will form a protective bund around a 62ha Port Reclamation Area that will kickstart the Port’s seaward expansion. A Port of Townsville spokeswoman said a team of designers,...

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Nov 06, 2020
Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

Coal terminal applies cutting-edge digital tool

An Australian-first technology designed by Gladstone Ports Corporation to improve ship-loading operations is rolling out at the RG Tanna Coal Terminal. GPC’s operations systems team has been working on the online interactive tool, which displays a real-time view of coal loading onto vessels. The technology will feature in GPC’s Digital Twin Decision Automation system along with 60 other...

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Oct 27, 2020
Labor pledges cash for maritime industry

Labor pledges cash for maritime industry

State Labor says a new shipping service between Townsville and Brisbane will be a priority if it remains in government after Saturday’s election. It has also promised to commit $21 million over two years to create maritime jobs in a revitalised coastal shipping industry. “Labor is backing the economic potential of Queensland’s 16 trading ports,” Transport and Main Roads ...

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Oct 19, 2020
New Chinese shipping links for Townsville

New Chinese shipping links for Townsville

COSCO Shipping Lines has started a new fortnightly service directly linking Townsville with destinations in China, Northern Australia and the South Pacific. Port of Townsville says the CAP (China/Australia/Pacific) service will create additional opportunities and improved efficiencies for Northern Australia’s mining, construction and retail industries.  “Approximately 75 per ce...

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Oct 14, 2020
Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Rail freight operator Aurizon will look into low-carbon options to drive its trains, including battery and hydrogen power. The company has announced a $50 million Future Fleet Fund as part of a climate strategy released today. Managing director and chief executive officer Andrew Harding said more than 90 per cent of the company’s emissions were associated with the consumption of energ...

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Sep 30, 2020
$30m charge-up for Port of Cairns growth

$30m charge-up for Port of Cairns growth

Port of Cairns will receive a $30 million boost to build two new wharves and advance the case for further growth as a defence vessel maintenance and shipbuilding hub. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the wharf construction work would deliver 150 new jobs at the Cairns Marine Precinct. The funding announcement came under the Cairns/FNQ Regional Recovery Action Plan. “Workin...

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