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Grain wagon door design scoops logistics award

<p>Melbourne’s Rail Technical Services Group has won a Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia’s (CITLA) Victorian award for inventing its power-operated grain wagon doors.</p> <p>The group beat off stiff competition from Col Rees Transport (CRT) Group, Toll and Murray Goulburn to claim the CITLA (Victoria) award for achievement of the year.</p> <p>The CILTA award panel said the group’s design had improved safety as operators were able to use the system from the ground instead of having to climb onto the roof of wagons.</p> <p>It also made significant loading time reductions &#8211 from 120 minutes to less than 45 minutes for a standard 20-wagon train.</p> <p>The concept has been patented and has already been ordered by the Pacific National for its New South Wales grain fleet, the panel said. </p> <br />