Aurizon has set a new record for coal haulage for the company, moving more than 180 million tonnes.
Over the weekend Aurizon’s Control Centre at Rockhampton recorded that 187.38 million tonnes of coal had been delivered via the Central Queensland Coal Network during the financial year to date, according to a company statement.
The network includes more than 40 coal mines across the region, and runs over 2500 kilometres of rail.
It tops the previous record of 187.36 million tonnes set in the 2009/10 financial year.
“The achievement reflects the sustained efforts and aligned planning by all of CQCN’s service providers, which include the Mines, Ports and Rail Operators, in a year when the network has experienced significant weather events, substantial work impacts on the Blackwater system and increased network capital renewals,” Aurizon said.
At the same time, speed restrictions on the network have been at record lows, allowing trains to run consistently at higher velocities and with fewer delays.”
Alex Kummant, Aurizon’s executive vice president for the network said the company is proud of this new milestone.
“The record volumes, achieved in less than 11 months, reflect the Company’s ongoing transformation across all parts of the business,” Kummant said.