QR National has signed a new long-term haulage contract with Cockatoo Coal Ltd for the transport of coal from Baralaba and Wonbindi mines.
The 10-year contract will see an additional 3 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of coal transported to the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) from 2014 and the extension of an existing contract for 0.5 mtpa through RG Tanna (Gladstone).
QR National Executive Vice President Commercial and Marketing Paul Scurrah said the company was committed to growing its business with its customers and backing its capability with performance-based contracts.
“We are pleased to grow our relationship with Cockatoo Coal and look forward to working together to deliver our joint growth objectives,” he said.
The rail haulage contract is the third secured by QR National for tonnages into the new WICET, due to begin operations in 2014.