Aurizon has completed a sale of its Queensland Intermodal business to an international logistics company.
Linfox acquired Queensland Intermodal on 31 January.
The sale sees Linfox securing leases and access to freight terminals across Queensland including at Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Emerald and Longreach.
Linfox has also taken ownership of a fleet of trucks, trailers and rail wagons for intermodal containers, together with heavy lift equipment such as forklifts and gantry cranes. Around 190 Aurizon employees have transferred to Linfox.
As part of the deal, Aurizon’s Bulk business will provide Linfox the rail linehaul services between Brisbane and Cairns under a separate ten-year hook and pull contract. About 120 Aurizon employees have transferred into the Bulk business to help deliver these rail services.
The Queensland Intermodal business delivers goods across regional Queensland, including everything from supermarket groceries, white goods for retailers, and beer and wine for country hotels and liquor stores.
Aurizon hopes the sale provides represents secured continued employment for more than 300 employees across Queensland, including train drivers and freight terminal operators.