Tag: heavy haul rail

Transport & Logistics

Heavy Haul Rail 2016 – Driving Innovation to Deliver Efficiencies

The Australasian Railway Association and Informa would like to thank all speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates who attended the 6th annual Heavy Haul Rail Conference and Exhibition in Mackay at the end of August. The conference, which took place at Mackay Exhibition and Convention Centre, included presentations from operators, port managers, track managers, economists, suppliers,…

9 Sep 2016, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Agile Decision Making in Terminal Operations

In partnership with the ARA and Lloyds List Australia, AusIntermodal 2016 will be held in Brisbane for the first time on September 8 and 9. We look forward to two days of discussion on intermodal freight transportation followed by a site tour around Queensland's largest port - Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd. The program will…

12 Aug 2016, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Site Tour Confirmed for Heavy Haul Rail Attendees

Driving Innovation to Deliver Efficiencies is the central theme of our 6th annual Heavy Haul Rail Conference which will take place at Mackay Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 24th and 25th August. The Australasian Railway Association and Informa are proud to have developed an agenda showcasing the best in local and international project expertise…

8 Jul 2016, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

RISSB’s top priorities for 2016

The countdown is on for RISSB's Rail Safety Conference which is taking place in Adelaide on the 4th and 5th April. In preparation for the event we spent a few moments with RISSB's CEO Paul Daly and gained some insight into RISSB's priorities, what he sees as the next generation of standards and what some…

23 Mar 2016, by Test Test

Energy & Utilities

Infrastructure

Transport & Logistics

Port Productivity – how to do more for less

Productivity and efficiency are two things high on the priority lists of most companies. It is no different when we consider port operations. Dr Eva Savelsberg is Vice President Logistics Division, INFORM GmbH Germany and maintains they have the key to doing more for less when it comes to investment in port productivity. Eva was kind…

22 Oct 2015, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Straight railways throw a curveball in heavy haul rail

Heavy haul rail presents many singular challenges, particularly in established markets where interoperability is a requirement that can cripple the implementation of new technologies. Tom Hewitt is Project Manager of Rolling Stock, CANARAIL Consultants (Canada). He will be one of the international keynotes at the Heavy Haul Rail 2015 Conference in Perth, 22-23 June 2015.…

25 Mar 2015, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Weighty challenges for heavy vehicle safety

The Chain of Responsibility and Heavy Vehicle Safety Conference, supported by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Association (CILTA), will be taking place on 3 & 4 December. This year the National Heavy Vehicle Laws have been rolled out, meaning a new rule book applies in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South…

7 Oct 2014, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

The Scandinavian take on heavy haul rail

Thomas Nordmark, Rail Road Specialist at LKAB Business & Technology Development – Sweden talks about the similarities of railway operations in Sweden and Australia, and the challenges of increasing axle-load for freight rail in Scandinavia. Sweden and Australia represent, on the face of it, two very different operating environments – however there are undoubtedly common…

21 Aug 2014, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Total Geology Method helps to improve efficiency in railway development

In the lead up to the ARA's 4th Annual Heavy Haul Rail Conference and Exhibition, we were joined by Greg O'Rourke, Executive Director - Rail at Engenium, to discuss the past, present and future of the Australian heavy haul rail sector, and the important role that engineering geological techniques play in successful railway development. How…

5 Aug 2014, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Galilee Basin development to commence shortly

The Galilee Basin, one of Queensland's most promising yet untapped mining regions, is set to soon see development due to government initiatives to open up the area. On June 16, the Queensland government officially announced the Galilee Basin State Development Area (SDA), a step that will introduce almost 30,000 jobs in the state. As one of…

20 Jun 2014, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Q&A with Adam Oliver: Overcoming the challenges of rail deployment communications with MPLS

Safe and reliable communications are a critical component in operating modern railway networks. Voice radio, signalling, asset protection, CCTV, station services and alarms form the basis of a typical rail system, with telephony, data and internet connectivity between offices shaping corporate requirements. In the lead up to AusRAIL 2014, Adam Oliver, Senior Communications Engineer at…

18 Jun 2014, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Infographic: Australia’s Heavy Haul, Intermodal and Freight Rail

Australia runs the world’s the heaviest and longest heavy haul trains, with axle loads of 40 tonnes and train lengths of 2.5 km or more. It is implementing world firsts for heavy haul rail, including train control centres located more than 1800km from the train networks, driverless trains which operate 24 hours a day, every…

14 May 2014, by Test Test