Aurizon is open for business in North West Queensland
Australia's largest rail freight operator, Aurizon, is open for business in North West Queensland, with extra capacity creating opportunities for customers to get their products on board daily services.
The Company's recent changes to its intermodal services in the North West region has created additional capacity for new and existing customers between Townsville and Mount Isa.
Designed specifically for North West Queensland, Aurizon's intermodal services have the capability to move a variety of products, from containerised freight through to heavier industrial and mining products.
Aurizon's General Manager Commercial & Marketing Freight North, David Wright said the North West corridor provides a strategic link from the minerals rich Mount Isa region to the Port of Townsville, with connections through to Brisbane via the North Coast rail line.
"This additional capacity will allow the North West to have better access to Aurizon's Intermodal business, which provides door to door logistics solutions across Australia utilising both rail and road.
"It makes business sense moving freight via rail. Using rail reduces customer's land transportation carbon footprint and can achieve significant operational, safety and environmental outcomes.
"Over longer distances, rail freight produces around ten times less carbon dioxide than road freight per tonne kilometre and generates almost ten times less in accident costs," he said.
Aurizon runs daily train services on the 970 kilometre track between Townsville and Mount Isa and offers a national logistics service that links North West Queensland to the rest of Australia.
For more information on Aurizon's services in North West Queensland, please contact Aurizon's Sales Manager for the region, Michael Peterson, on 0447 987 231 or email Michael.Peterson@aurizon.com.au