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Pacific National wins Queensland stone haulage contract

<p>Pacific National has won a contract to haul stone in Queensland for the construction of a retaining wall at the Port of Brisbane.</p> <p>The service is the first standard gauge service of its type to operate wholly within the state, the company said. </p> <p>Pacific National will haul 1.5m tonnes of aggregate over the next 18 months from Bromelton to the Brisbane multimodal terminal &#8211 a distance of 90 km.</p> <p>Pacific national chief executive Stephen O’Donnell said the contract showed rail can be competitive against rail over short distances.</p> <p>"It is also our first rail contract operating just in Queensland," he said.</p> <p>Trains will operate at the maximum allowed length of 850 metres making a daily delivery of more than 100 containers, the rail operator said.</p> <p>The aggregate will be used to construct a retaining wall for the reclamation of 200 ha of land in the port’s expansion.</p> <br />