Northline withdraws more rail freight, expands hubs

<p>Northline Freight Management has withdrawn 15,000 tonnes of cargo from the Adelaide-Darwin rail line to road over the past six months.</p> <p>This comes as the company announces a $60m project to develop five hubs around Australia, with a major emphasis on transport by road.</p> <p>Northline caused a stir in February after it decided to return 80% of its freight to road after a 12-month trial of Freightlink.</p> <p>Northline’s chief operating officer, Phillip Taylor, said the return to road has proved very successful for the company, as customers demand more flexibility.</p> <p>The company has continued to take freight off the Adelaide-Darwin rail line, reducing its use from 20,000 tonnes to 5,000 tonnes.</p> <table width="228" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="right" height="312" name="test"> <tr> <td width="228" height="10"> <div align="center"><font size="1"><b>Advertisemen</b>t</font>