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The Mt Isa Line Integrated (MILI) Freighter is Aurizon’s new freight solution between Townsville and Mt Isa.

If you’re a small, medium, or large enterprise in North Queensland looking for an efficient and affordable rail service between Mt Isa and Townsville — choose the MILI Freighter. Our MILI Freighter delivers containerised products for your business — door to door or terminal to terminal.

The freighter service plays a pivotal role in Aurizon’s supply chain capabilities in North West Queensland, supporting customer supply chain needs or providing linehaul services for customers with their own first and last mile solutions.

We welcome customers big and small. The versatility of the MILI Freighter means that one or 100 containers can now travel on rail. If your goods are containerised, send it on the MILI Freighter.

The MILI Freighter can also be used as a linehaul only service. Simply drop your containers off at either Mt Isa or Townsville and collect at your destination. If a bespoke supply chain solution is required, simply choose from the suite of add-on services or contact our team of logistics professionals by submitting an enquiry form.

Why choose the MILI Freighter?

  • Rail is the safest and most environmentally friendly mode of land freight transport
  • Frequent services and price certainty
  • Flexibility for customers of all sizes
  • Transportation of 20 and 40 foot containers in both directions from Mt Isa to Townsville
  • We can cater for bulk liquid transportation with iso-tank containers
  • No lock in contracts — bookings can be regular or once off

Pricing and service information

Minimum spend (including lifts)
20’ $1,400 (excluding GST)
40’ $2,600 (excluding GST)

Empty containers return free to origin.

Prices as of April 2022, subject to change. Fuel surcharge may also be applicable, please contact Aurizon for the prevailing surcharge.

Service frequency
Up to two services per week.

Weekend services
All customers must have delivered freight to the terminal by 1600 Thursday.

Mid-week services
All customers must have delivered freight to the terminal by 1200 Monday.

Additional service offering

If a service you require is not listed, please contact our team to further discuss your supply chain needs.

  • Pick up and deliveries at either end including with side loader
  • External or undercover storage at either end
  • Biosecurity fumigation
  • Rural tailgate Inspections (underside)
  • Container unpacking
  • Stevedoring

Mt Isa Rail Terminal
Northridge Rd
Mt Isa 4825
Mon - Sun: 0600 - 1800

Stuart Terminal Townsville
Stuart Terminal Townsville
1 Brookhouse Street
Stuart, 4810
Mon - Fri: 0600 - 1700
Sat - Sun: 0600 - 1230

Find out more about the MILI Freighter and what we can do for your business in our brochure.

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Let’s get moving!

If you are looking for an efficient and affordable supply chain solution, contact us now.

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