Aurizon has acquired the Townsville Bulk Storage and Handling (TBSH) business and has rebranded the business as Aurizon Port Services. This investment sees an expansion in Aurizon’s supply chain capability in North Queensland.

The company has a strong reputation as one of North Queensland’s most trusted providers of stevedoring, transport and warehousing solutions. It has built strong relationships with customers by using its diverse experience to solve challenges in supply chains.

Based at the Port of Townsville, Aurizon Port Services offers tailored end-to-end supply chain management services throughout North Queensland.

By working with a team who is determined to provide the best service in the industry, you can enjoy peace of mind that your product is being handled with the same care and attention you would expect from your own staff.

Why work with us

  • We provide tailored logistical solutions to the bulk commodities market.
  • We provide an integrated rail, road, port supply chain business.
  • We have freight terminals in Townsville, both Stuart and the Port, Cloncurry, and Mt Isa.
  • We operate one of the largest warehousing facilities in the Port of Townsville area.
  • We place a priority on working safely and in a manner that protects the environment.

Quality and innovation

At Aurizon Port Services, we understand the importance of quality and innovation, not only to grow our own business, but also to deliver exceptional service to our customers into the future.

Our future-focus includes:

  • continuing to develop environmentally sustainable practices.
  • employing and developing local people in supply chain management. This ensures our technical skills base remains local and can grow as our industry grows.
  • investing in new technology to improve the efficiency, safety and cost effectiveness of service to our customers.
  • developing purpose-built solutions to offer our customers a competitive edge with respect to achieving savings, time and productivity gains in the end-to-end supply chain management process.

Mt Isa Line Integrated Freighter

We have launched a new service to make it easier for different industries and customers (large and small) to grow their business in North West Queensland.

Our new Mt Isa Line Integrated (MILI) Freighter service delivers containerised freight reliably, safely, cost effectively and securely.

Find out more

  • Storage
  • Transport
  • Stevedoring
  • Customs
  • Quarantine

Storage

Aurizon Port Services can cater to any storage and handling requirements for containers, break bulk cargo, heavy machinery, palletised freight and bulk products on a long or short term basis.

We offer some of the region’s largest warehouses situated at, and within close proximity to the Port of Townsville, including:

  • total warehouse capacity of 12,000 sq/m under cover at the Port of Townsville
  • a 50,000 sq/m secure site hard stand area and quarantine approved wash bay, approximately one kilometre from the Port of Townsville

Our site facilities and services also include:

  • quarantine import clearances
  • a 50,000 sq/m secure site hard stand area and quarantine approved wash bay, approximately 1 kilometre from the Port of Townsville.
  • quarantine approved wash bay
  • customs clearance and underbond movements
  • container packing and unpacking
  • container leasing and sales

Aurizon Port Services holds a Customs Depot License 1.1 and is a Quarantine approved import and export registered establishment.

Transport

Our fleet of dedicated prime movers and trailers ensures that Aurizon Port Services have your transport requirements covered.

Our modern and well-maintained transportation vehicles operated by dedicated drivers give you peace of mind for the safe and prompt transfer of your product:

  • locally
  • inbound and outbound product Australia wide*

Our fleet includes:

  • single flat top trailers
  • tautliner trailers
  • DG certified trailers
  • 40' skel trailers
  • 20' tipping skel trailers
  • floats for heavy haulage
  • bulk cement tanks
  • sideloaders
  • bulk tipping trailers
  • fuel tanker trailers
  • drop deck trailers

Our highly experienced transport and logistics team can co-ordinate the seamless transport of your product from arrival to delivery. The Port Access Road provides efficient inbound and outbound movements for all transport including triple combinations.

*Aurizon Port Services is not a common carrier.

Stevedoring

At Aurizon Port Services we understand the importance of efficient and consistent stevedoring services to ensuring the long-term success of your business. With a long-term reputation for maintaining a high standard of regulatory compliance and safety, our experienced and skilled 'gang' ensure your complex, hazardous, oversized or specialised cargo is in safe hands.

Using our innovative equipment and highly experienced people, Aurizon Port Services handles tonnes of cargo at the Port of Townsville annually, which includes overseeing the loading and unloading of:

  • copper, lead and zinc concentrate
  • fertilizer
  • cement
  • bulka bags
  • stock feed
  • containers
  • vehicles
  • heavy equipment
  • specialised project cargo

We are also committed to the continuous improvement of our services to improve cost and time efficiencies for your business, which includes investing in new technology and equipment.

This includes procuring the region’s first Liebherr Mobile Shore Crane, located at Berth 10 at the Port of Townsville. With a lifting capability of 104 tonnes per lift, the crane provides greater flexibility and efficiency in the stevedoring of a broad range of cargo.

The introduction of our rotating container devices, or ‘Rotainer’ has also improved the efficiency of our stevedoring operations. Attached to a crane, the rotainer lifts purpose built containers deep into the cargo hold of a ship and rotates them until all of the bulk material has been emptied into the hold. The empty container is returned to the upright position and placed back on the wharf ready to be carted off for reloading.

Customs

Our team at Aurizon Port Services are highly experienced in providing a seamless end-to-end supply chain management solution, including obtaining customs clearances.

We can co-ordinate all necessary documentation and checks to obtain customs clearance including:

  • receiving transit orders
  • opening transit records
  • processing customs declarations
  • 24hr surveillance and security
  • submitting customs applications
  • obtaining warrants of release
  • storing cargo ‘under bond’ until duties are paid
  • arranging end-to-end logistics and transport

We hold a Customs Depot License 1.1 and are a Quarantine approved import and export registered establishment.

Quarantine

Our team at Aurizon Port Services are highly experienced in providing a seamless end-to-end supply chain management solution, including managing quarantine requirements.

We can assist you to ensure inbound and outbound product meets Australian quarantine specifications including:

  • tailgate inspections
  • fumigation
  • container unpacks
  • sampling of product
  • inspection of imported personal effects
  • 24hr surveillance and security
  • remediation
  • washdown of freight at our quarantine approved wash bay
  • consolidation of freight to meet quarantine specifications

Our highly experienced transport and logistics team can co-ordinate the seamless transport of your product from arrival to delivery. The Port Access Road provides efficient inbound and outbound movements for all transport including triple combinations.

Contact us

Aurizon Port Services is based at the Port of Townsville.
Please call, email or visit us at our office.

Phone
+61 7 4721 6112

Email
portservices@aurizon.com.au

Address
72- 76 Archer Street
South Townsville
Queensland Australia 4814