Northern Stevedoring Services has secured a seven-year contract to provide port logistics and stevedoring services for export mineral concentrates from MMG’s Dugald River Mine, in north-west Queensland.
The scope of work includes the receival of sealed containers from MMG’s rail service provider, transport of the sealed containers to NSS port facilities within the Port of Townsville, tippling of containers using the Qube Rotabox™ system into MMG chartered vessels and return of empty sealed containers to MMG’s rail service provider.
“The Dugald River project is one of the most exciting mining projects in Queensland,” NSS General Manager Juliette Sperber said.
“With a reputation as one of the world’s top mid-tier miners, MMG’s selection of NSS as its port logistics and stevedoring service provider evidences our progressive approach to service delivery.
“Placing sustainability and the environment at the forefront of our service offering, whilst not compromising on productivity or competitive pricing will set the bar for bulk materials handling now and into the future.”
The Dugald River project, in north-west Queensland, is expected to come into production in the first half of 2018.
Shortly after the Dugald River project was granted prescribed project status by the Queensland Government in April this year, MMG received confirmation of financing arrangements for the project, triggering the prompt commencement of construction of the processing plant and creation of significant employment opportunities.