FreightLink sets tonnage targets for Adelaide-Darwin rail

<p>FreightLink will target an initial 350,000 tonnes for its soon-to-be-completed Adelaide-Darwin rail link, according to national media reports.</p> <p>FreightLink, the operating arm of Asia Pacific Transport, will hope to push that figure to 800,000 tonnes after two years, the <em>Australian </em> has reported. </p> <p>The company aims to run five return trains a week between Adelaide and Darwin, using intermodal terminals at Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine.</p> <p>It is estimated the trains will take 43 hours to complete a one-way trip. </p> <p>FreightLink is concentrating on a number of markets, including minerals, fuels, fresh products and Australian defence.</p> <p>Tracklaying on the line from Katherine began towards Darwin last week.</p> <br />