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Freight Australia wins its biggest NSW contract

<p>Freight Australia has won its largest contract in New South Wales &#8211 a three-year deal with Shell Australia to haul 250,000 tonnes of petroleum from Shell’s Parramatta terminal to regional storage depots in Canberra, Tamworth and Dubbo.</p> <p>The contract, previously moved by Pacific National, will use two dedicated trains &#8211 one to Canberra and the other to Tamworth and Dubbo. </p> <p>The company has also won a contract to haul 50,000 tonnes of wheat from central and western NSW to Nestle Purina’s pet food plant at Blayney. This will also employ a dedicated train. </p> <p>Together, the deals are worth $20m over the next three years. </p> <p>Freight Australia’s largest interstate contract remains its $15m contract to run SCT’s trains from Melbourne to Western Australia. </p> <p>To win the contracts, chief executive Marinus van Onselen said Freight Australia offered "autonomous train services" and demonstrated opportunities for niche businesses in NSW.</p> <br />