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Nov 26, 2020
Crane to take port capability to new heights

Crane to take port capability to new heights

A new ship-to-shore crane standing almost 100m tall is set to boost capacity at Port of Townsville as part of a $30 million upgrade to its multi-user cargo handling facility. The Liebherr Super Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore crane is the first ship-to-shore crane purchased by the Port of Townsville since the 1970s and is due to arrive tomorrow. Once assembled, the crane is set to dwarf Townsvil...

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Nov 24, 2020
CIMIC Group shifts on payment terms

CIMIC Group shifts on payment terms

Major contractor CIMIC Group is returning to 30-day payment terms for its small business suppliers and subcontractors in Australia. The group – whose operating companies include CPB Contractors, UGL, Thiess and Sedgman – said the policy would be implemented progressively in the coming months.   The group came under fire late last year when UGL’s payment terms w...

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Oct 31, 2020
Roc-Drill heads north after Ravenswood contract win

Roc-Drill heads north after Ravenswood contract win

Roc-Drill is relocating its headquarters to Townsville after winning a six-year contract to conduct production blast hole drilling at the Ravenswood Gold mine. The company plans to have 11 silenced drills and a large array of support equipment on the project, as well as employing more than 70 local personnel at the gold site. The Epiroc T40 and T45 drills on the project would represent the ...

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Oct 27, 2020
Growth spurt for Coxons  cooling business

Growth spurt for Coxons cooling business

Cooling solutions supplier Coxons Group is investing more than $1 million to expand its Rockhampton facilities. The upgrades will include a 400sqm washdown and strip bay, with additional engineering and fabrication facilities, while a new sandblast, painting and storage facility is to be constructed on an adjacent block. The company said the Rockhampton expansions were still in the approva...

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Oct 20, 2020
Kirkwood officially named in RIN leadership role

Kirkwood officially named in RIN leadership role

Dean Kirkwood has been appointed general manager for Resource Industry Network and is due to officially start in the role in early November. Mr Kirkwood started with the organisation last year as the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday METS SME Export Hub manager. He took on the acting general manager role after Adrienne Rourke resigned in May after six years as RIN general manager. RIN chair David...

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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 15, 2020
Civil firm honoured for magnificent mud solution

Civil firm honoured for magnificent mud solution

There’s a saying ‘mud sticks’, but in the case of Gladstone civil construction company McCosker Contracting it would be only in the most complimentary terms. The company has worked for many years on its amphibious Scrollers, built to deal most efficiently with the mud in tailings dams. Its achievements saw McCosker win the Innovator Award at Gladstone Engineering Alliance...

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Oct 15, 2020
Mastermyne posts strong results in challenging times

Mastermyne posts strong results in challenging times

Mackay-based mining contractor Mastermyne has posted a record year for revenue despite the impact of COVID-19 and softer coal prices. Metallurgical coal projects account for about 95 per cent of its order book and additional development units were brought on for contracts at at Aquila and Moranbah North mine. Revenue hit a record $292.7 million – a 23 per cent increase on the previou...

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Oct 15, 2020
Labor in rail manufacturing pledge for Rocky

Labor in rail manufacturing pledge for Rocky

A plan to revitalise Rockhampton’s rail manufacturing industry has been outlined as part of State Labor’s re-election campaign. It follows a $1 billion pipeline of train building work announced in Maryborough this week – including $600 million to build 20 new Queensland trains, supporting 690 new jobs. Local Labor MP Barry O’Rourke said the pathway to revitalising local ...

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