Tag: heavy haul

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

Transport & Logistics

Opinion: The future of driverless trains

James Horton, Senior Architect at Ajilon Consulting discusses the future of driverless trains.  The next ten years look exciting for the future of driverless trains. Key implementations will occur in both passenger and heavy haul operations. At the end of ten years the industry should have enough operational information to validate that this technology has…

4 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

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

Mining & Resources

Transport & Logistics

Padbury Mining steps up efforts to secure investment for Oakajee project

One of Western Australia's most protracted railway engineering projects may be heading back on track after the mining company at its helm ramped up efforts to secure investors and engineers. Padbury Mining Limited is charged with reviving the Oakajee Port and Rail (OPR) project, which has endured mixed fortunes over the years. A crucial component of…

11 Apr 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

Transport & Logistics

Pacific National and Whitehaven sign new coal rail haulage deal

Pacific National Coal will provide rail haulage functions for Whitehaven Coal for 12 more years, under the specifications of a new contract between the companies. Replacing an existing agreement, the deal will run until June 2026 and includes a number of different working conditions. The largest component is a shift to a more efficient train…

20 Jan 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Close-Up: Stephen (Shamus) Walsh

We are pleased to welcome to the speaker faculty of Heavy Haul Rail 2013 Stephen (Shamus) Walsh*, General Manager of Hardface Technology’s. After graduating in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, Cork City, Ireland, Shamus began his career working for Kentree Ltd. in Ireland, where he specialised in robotics and automation. In 1988 he…

11 Jun 2013, by test test