Centurion wins $75m Qld contract

24/07/2018 - 15:18

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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 wins $75m Qld contract
Centurion set up its Queensland operations 15 months ago.

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.

Under the five-year contract, Centurion will run daily transport services to Anglo’s five coal mines from its freight hubs in Brisbane, Mackay and Rockhampton.

Centurion chief executive Justin Cardaci said the contract win marked a significant step in the company’s east coast expansion, after the Cardaci family-owned contractor set up operations in Queensland 15 months ago.

"We are very pleased to be expanding our offering into the Bowen Basin region as we enter a critical period of growth for our business in Queensland,” he said.

Mr Cardaci said the Hazelmere-based company was well placed to effectively service the contract due to its significant industry experience with similar operations in Western Australia.

“Queensland has a similarly dispersed population base to WA and there is an increasing number of large mining and infrastructure projects in remote areas here,” he said.

Last week, Centurion completed its second major acquisition in two months, buying Welshpool-based heavy haulers Triton Transport Services, after striking a deal to purchase 50 trucks from Bibra Lake-based Fuel Trans Australia.

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