Linfox is pleased to announce the successful commencement of the former Aurizon Queensland Intermodal business (QIB), offering a new and compelling logistics option for businesses operating in Far North Queensland.
The first Linfox-managed train departed Brisbane for Mackay this morning loaded with consumer goods, industrial products and produce. Linfox’s integrated road, rail and sea services will provide a safe and efficient delivery of goods to market into and out of North Queensland
Linfox’s expansion of its intermodal operation in Queensland follows the successful acquisition of Aurizon’s QIB, incorporating the transfer of employees, freight forwarding, pick-up and delivery assets as well as rail wagons to Linfox.
“Linfox has secured the continued employment of almost 200 former Aurizon employees along with supporting suppliers and businesses to ensure service continuity for our customers,” said Mr Mazurek.
“A recruitment campaign has also begun, with new jobs advertised to allow us to expand on the existing services.”
“The acquisition is the culmination of two decades of effort by Linfox to expand its rail network in Far North Queensland and allow us to actively leverage our assets to better service our interstate customer base as well.”
“Today marks the doubling of Linfox’s Australian intermodal capability and provides the business a platform for further volume and markets share growth in the expanding Queensland market,” said Mr Mazurek. “Through investments in safety and compliance and our commitment to exceptional customer service, we are working to ensure the commercial success and continued growth of our new Queensland operations.”
“Our first focus especially during the current challenging weather conditions is to deliver enhanced rail and road services to current and prospective customers and to identify ways to better meet and exceed their needs,” said Mr Mazurek.
“Linfox is committed to the national intermodal freight market and this acquisition is just the beginning of the company’s long-term investment in the region and overall rail infrastructure around the country.”
As part of the successful acquisition of the former Aurizon QIB, Linfox now has access to the following:
• Twelve freight depots in Queensland including access to the Acacia Ridge Terminal;
• Trucks, trailers and rail wagons for intermodal containers and heavy lift assets;
• All existing QIB customer contracts.