Rail industry news (Australia, New Zealand), Freight Rail

Pacific National celebrates 10-year deal with Linfox

Pacific National has announced a 10-year contract extension with logistics giant Linfox to provide national linehaul rail freight services.

Pacific National CEO Paul Scurrah said the renewed contract cements the longstanding partnership between the two companies and will ensure Linfox can continue to provide world class end-to-end freight delivery solutions for its customers.

“As Australia’s largest private rail freight operator, Pacific National has deep unrivalled experience and capacity in hauling freight on rail and we are honoured to be able to continue to deliver what matters for Linfox,” Scurrah said.

“Our operational performance, service frequency and network footprint is unparalleled and recognised by long-term customers like Linfox who have been working with us for decades.

“With a consistent track record of delivering, an impressive operational footprint, a world class safety record and extensive rollingstock assets, including more than 180 main line locomotives and almost 2,000 wagons dedicated to servicing our containerised business, Pacific National offers the most comprehensive intermodal rail service in the country.”

Linfox Australia and New Zealand CEO Mark Mazurek said the ongoing partnership with Pacific National ensures they can continue to deliver on their purpose of creating a safe, secure, efficient, sustainable future.

“Pacific National’s network, ability to scale freight services and investment pipeline will ensure Linfox remains on track to meet our future growth and sustainability aspirations,” Mazurek said

“Rail-based intermodal freight systems offer three times greater fuel efficiency than road transport, leading to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Embracing rail transportation provides Linfox customers with a valuable opportunity to strengthen their sustainability commitments. We will continue to combine ‘best in class’ road services with rail transportation to every capital city and many regional locations. This provides our customers with solutions designed to deliver for Australian manufacturers, retailers and farmers as we protect against ongoing international supply chain challenges,” he said.

“Linfox and Pacific National have enjoyed a longstanding relationship that has stood the test of time, and worked together effectively through the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions and network weather impacts to continue to deliver and move essential freight for Australian communities.

“By renewing our partnership, we have ensured Linfox can continue to provide cost effective and efficient freight forwarding solutions to our valued customers now and into the future.”