Pacific National has secured a contract extension with GrainCorp to move the company’s products across NSW and Victoria for a further five years from November 2024.
The freight operator’s chief executive, Paul Scurrah, said Pacific National was honoured to continue to provide extensive regional and interstate rail haulage services to one of Australia’s leading agribusinesses.
He said Pacific National has deep and unrivalled experience, expertise and capacity in hauling large volumes of grain safely and efficiently.
“This includes being able to call on the resources of 300 highly trained and skilled essential frontline freight workers and a rolling stock fleet of more than 50 locomotives and 1400 grain wagons,” he said.
“As Australia’s largest private rail freight operator, Pacific National looks forward to continuing our close and long standing relationship with the largest grain storage and handling company on the eastern seaboard.
“Over the past three busy and challenging years in the grains industry, we have moved 7.6 million tonnes of grain, with trains covering over 3.6 million kilometres to complete the task across New South Wales and Victoria.”
GrainCorp said it had committed to a collaborative agreement with Pacific National that ensured both companies could continue to move Australian grain across the country, and around the world.
GrainCorp CEO Robert Spurway said the long standing partnership was a key pillar of the business’ integrated value chain.
“GrainCorp and Pacific National have worked together through the challenges of COVID restrictions and weather impacts to the network over the last few years to deliver a strong supply chain performance for the industry,” he said.