Aurizon’s Containerised Freight business provides rail line haul services for customers in the Australia’s growing interstate east-west and north-south containerised freight market. This includes the transport of vital supplies for communities across Australia, including retail and supermarket goods, perishables and refrigerated goods, vehicles, machinery and equipment.
The business leverages Aurizon’s large network of rollingstock assets, rail haulage expertise and a national footprint, with operations in every mainland state and the Northern Territory. Aurizon continues to invest in the growth of this business, with new locomotives, wagons and terminal and port services infrastructure.
In 2022, Aurizon acquired the One Rail Australia business in South Australia and the Northern Territory, including the 2,100 kilometre Tarcoola to Darwin railway line. This has provided strategic depot and operational facilities in Adelaide for Containerised Freight services that now operate between Melbourne and Perth. It also provides the opportunity for growth of container freight volumes north on the Aurizon rail network to the port of Darwin, Australia’s closest port to fast-growing economies in Asia.
In early 2023, Aurizon Containerised Freight secured a 11-year contract with cornerstone customer Team Global Express, for the delivery of rail linehaul services connecting Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne Sydney and Brisbane. This large scale contract will provide the rail capacity on these key routes not only for TGE but a range of other customers seeking linehaul services between Australia’s major capital cities.