18/07/2007 - 15:30

Intermodal Link to manage Fremantle's North Quay

18/07/2007 - 15:30

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Fremantle Ports has appointed Intermodal Link Services to manage its North Quay Rail Terminal on an interim basis while the authority looks to increase rail container traffic to decrease road use.

Intermodal Link to manage Fremantle's North Quay

Fremantle Ports has appointed Intermodal Link Services to manage its North Quay Rail Terminal on an interim basis while the authority looks to increase rail container traffic to decrease road use.

 

 

The full text of a Port Authority announcement is pasted below

Intermodal Link Services has been appointed by Fremantle Ports to manage the North Quay Rail Terminal.

This new appointment forms part of a broader initiative involving the CBH Group, Stevenson Logistics and South Spur Rail which is aimed at increasing the number of loaded container movements on rail. Details of the initiative were submitted to Fremantle Ports under the recently completed request for proposal process related to development of the Inner Harbour rail services.

The shift in container movements from road to rail will create greater efficiencies within the supply chain and will result in less congestion at the port and on metropolitan roads, providing a safer environment for all road users and lower supply chain costs for rail container traffic.

To help facilitate the movement of a larger portion of the port's container trade onto rail, the rail terminal and associated dual gauge link servicing Fremantle's North Quay container terminals were completed in 2006.

It is anticipated that the current rail services utilised by the CBH Group, Stevenson Logistics, Fremantle Link Services and ARG will continue to serve the port's container trade.

Fremantle Ports Chief Executive Officer Kerry Sanderson said the rail share for the port's container trade had grown significantly this year and now represented more than 10 per cent of containers being transported to or from the Inner Harbour Terminals.

"Intermodal Link Services is expected to assume management of the rail terminal within the next few weeks," she said.

"A number of issues need to be worked through with the State Government before longer term arrangements can be put in place, but the interim appointment of Intermodal Link Services to manage and operate the terminal will help to sustain momentum in the growth of rail.

Fremantle Ports is progressing discussions with rail service providers and users in relation to the new arrangements and any queries can be referred to its Logistics Manager.

 

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