Transport & Logistics

Hunt appointed to chair Bis

Resources logistics company Bis has appointed former Broadspectrum chief executive Graeme Hunt as its new chairman to replace the retiring Charles Lenegan, while non-executive director John Beevers is also retiring.

Aurizon earnings dented by iron ore haulage

The loss of iron ore haulage contracts with Cliffs Natural Resources and Mount Gibson Iron is expected to dent rail operator Aurizon’s earnings by about $50 million in the 2019 financial year.

York Civil into administration

South Australia-based York Civil, which is finalising construction of the Matagarup Bridge and recently won a $30 million contract at Port Hedland, has been placed into voluntary administration.

CPB wins Wanneroo Rd upgrade

CPB Contractors has added to its portfolio of Main Roads projects after being selected as preferred contractor for a $50 million upgrade of the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive intersection.

Wellard names interim executive as Troncone, Braithwaite depart

Livestock exporter Wellard has appointed current chairman John Klepec as interim executive chairman, after executive director of operations Fred Troncone resigned.

Deloitte wins Ellenbrook contract

Deloitte has won a state government contract to prepare a business case for the Morley to Ellenbrook rail line, to be undertaken in parallel with another study looking at route options.

WA car sales down in July

Western Australia’s car industry has registered its second straight month of decline for new vehicle sales, according to the latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Pindan wins $8m bus depot contract

Belmont-based Pindan has secured a $7.8 million state government contract to design and build a new bus depot in Mount Claremont.

Thrifty in $20m Kalgoorlie expansion

Car rental and mechanical service company Thrifty WA has begun a $20 million expansion of its operations in the Goldfields, a new branch at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport.

Centurion wins $75m Qld contract

Trucking business Centurion has been awarded a $75 million contract by global miner Anglo American to deliver general freight services at its Bowen Basin operations in central Queensland.

Centurion gears up acquisitions with Triton

Hazelmere-based trucking business Centurion had made its second major acquisition in two months, buying Welshpool-based heavy haulers Triton Transport Services.

WA woman gets prison sentence for tax breaches

A 65-year-old Geraldton woman has been handed a suspended prison sentence after failing to lodge tax documents dating back to 2008.

Car sales down in June

The state’s automotive industry suffered its first monthly decline of new vehicle sales in the past six months in June, according to the latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Perth airfares on the rise

Airfares on key international business routes from Perth continue to rise, according to a new report, while Virgin Australia has today unveiled plans to start direct flights between WA and Tasmania later this year.

AHG logistics sale falls through

Automotive Holdings Group has confirmed the proposed $400 million sale of its refrigerated logistics business has fallen through after Chinese conglomerate HNA Group called off the deal due to liquidity issues and approval delays.

Goyder to steer Qantas as chair

Richard Goyder will become chair of Qantas in October, less than a year after he joined the board of the Sydney-based carrier, replacing Leigh Clifford after more than a decade in the role.

AHG flags doubts over $400m deal

Automotive Holdings Group has revealed that the planned $400 million sale of its refrigerated logistics business to Chinese conglomerate HNA Group will not be completed by the specified June 30 deadline, with the company unsure whether a deal will be reached.

Busselton shortlisted for Qantas academy

Busselton has been shortlisted with nine other regional cities nationwide as the potential home for the new Qantas pilot academy, weeks after the environmental watchdog recommended conditional approval for the operations of a $70 million upgrade at the Busselton-Margaret River Airport.

ATO ruling halts $508m auto deal

Perth investor Andrew Hopkins’ planned $508 million buyout of national panel beating business AMA Group has been cancelled after the group failed to get an expected ruling from the Australian Taxation Office.

Centurion in WA contract and acquisition deal

Transport and logistics business Centurion has secured a fuel haulage contract with Viva Energy and acquired contracts and vehicles from Perth-based Fuel Trans Australia.

Court rulings reveal Roberts' aircraft deals

A second Supreme Court judgement in as many months has shed further light on the multi-billion dollar AVWest Aircraft business run by Perth rich lister Tim Roberts, who is in dispute with law firm Clayton Utz and Canadian manufacturer Bombardier.