Aurizon today announced it had expanded its relationship with Wilmar Sugar Australia Limited with the signing of a new rail haulage agreement.
The two year agreement will see Aurizon haul approximately 245,000 tonnes per annum of bulk sugar from the Proserpine Mill to Queensland Sugar Limited at Mackay Harbour and 60,000 tonnes of molasses from the Burdekin mills to Port of Townsville from January 2016.
The new agreement is in addition to the existing 1.2 million tonnes of bulk sugar contract Aurizon has with Wilmar in North Queensland's Burdekin region.
Aurizon EVP Commercial & Marketing Mauro Neves said Aurizon was delighted to reach agreement on a new contract with Wilmar, which extends a relationship dating back more than 20 years.
"The contract guarantees rail capacity to Wilmar, provides the company with an efficient rail service from mill to port and meets our needs commercially as we grow our business.
"Sugar plays an important part in Aurizon's diverse portfolio of bulk freight businesses in Queensland which range from minerals and fertiliser to agricultural commodities and livestock.
"Our commitment is to continue providing safe, quality, reliable and efficient services which help Wilmar deliver its product to market."