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Extra freight services for Pacific National

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Pacific National will provide additional interstate rail freight services for the upcoming peak season period.

Company chief executive Paul Scurrah said that during this peak period of consumer demand “for everything from refrigerated produce to canned food to beverages to electronics to white goods to essential household items”, Pacific National would deliver the following additional interstate containerised services:

  • Sydney – Perth – Sydney = existing 12 services, plus four new services (33 per cent capacity uplift)
  • Melbourne – Perth – Melbourne = existing 24 services, plus four new services (17 per cent capacity uplift)
  • Melbourne – Brisbane – Melbourne = existing 14 services, plus two new services (14 per cent capacity uplift)

Scurrah said Pacific National customers benefitted from being able to access the ‘length and breadth’ of the company’s national network, and also had the ability to quickly scale up rail freight operations to meet demand.

“Through our interstate and intercity rail freight services, our customers have access to highly trained and skilled train crews, terminal operators and maintenance staff, 70 terminals and depots strategically located across mainland Australia, and an extensive fleet of locomotives and rollingstock,” he said.

The new service offerings will commence in early October.

“Each and every day, Pacific National delivers what matters for our customers. This is just another initiative towards our vision of becoming Australia’s most trusted and respected logistics company,” Scurrah said.

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