The relocation of Aurizon’s intermodal freight business from its current location at Yennora to Enfield will allow the Company to grow and expand its interstate service offerings for customers and paves the way for the introduction of port shuttle services.
“At Enfield in Western Sydney we are creating a new Aurizon intermodal hub with greater competitiveness, productivity and safety,” EVP Commercial & Marketing, Mauro Neves said.
“The site supports longer trains, improved scheduling and cycle times, and less train shunting. It means faster transit time on the Melbourne, Brisbane and North Queensland corridors and gives us an opportunity to target increased volumes for both north-south and east-west interstate operations.”
“This move is a genuine investment in our customers and signals to the intermodal market that Aurizon is in this business for the long haul and is in growth mode.”
The 60 hectare Enfield ILC is a ‘turn-key’ site located 18 kilometres from Port Botany on a dedicated freight line connected to the Port and with direct access to the interstate mainline corridor. It is in close proximity to the M4 and M5 motorways. The site includes an intermodal terminal, warehousing and buildings with vacant land for the development of rail related warehousing, freight forwarding, import-export (IMEX), transport and distribution facilities.
Relocation from Yennora to Enfield facilitates the development of an adjacent market segment in the provision of Intermodal services including an IMEX shuttle, shuttles from Port Botany, reefer storage and distribution.
Aurizon (ASX: AZJ) is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 50 ASX company.
Each year, the Company transports more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities, connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets. It provides customers with integrated freight and logistics solutions across an extensive national rail and road network, traversing Australia.
The Company also owns and operates one of the world’s largest coal rail networks, linking more than 50 mines with three major ports in Queensland.