Aurizon has announced it has secured its first ever contract to transport coal by rail from New South Wales’ Southern Coalfields.
The company will move 800,000 tonnes of coal per annum from Wongawilli Colliery to Port Kembla Coal Terminal for the length of the contract, which runs from August 2016 to August 2018.
Aurizon said it will use its existing locomotives and wagons to deliver the contract.
Mauro Neves, Aurizon executive vice president of customer and strategy, said: “Aurizon is delighted to start operations for Wollongong Coal in the Southern Coalfields and to extend our footprint for coal haulage in NSW beyond the Hunter Valley and the Gunnedah Basin.
“We’ve worked closely with Wollongong Coal to provide a flexible and innovative service offering, and in leveraging our capability as Australia’s largest coal haulage provider.”