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Program Launch: 2021 ARA Heavy Haul Rail Conference

Some of the heaviest, longest and smartest trains will be featured at the 2021 Heavy Haul Rail event

The 2021 ARA Heavy Haul Rail program has now been launched with international keynotes, new sessions, a technical site tour and a wide range of Australian industry leaders to showcase best practice within the industry.

The Australian heavy haul rail industry features some of the heaviest, longest and smartest trains, and continues to lead the world in operations and innovation. Its investment in technology and new skills continues to drive the efficient export of the commodities fundamental to Australia’s productivity.

This year’s conference will share learnings and experiences from industry leaders and experts, including international keynotes from:

  • Lisa Stabler, President, Transportation Technology Center (TTCI); Chair: United States of America, International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA)
  • Jonathan Duvel, Principal Engineer – Track, Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa
  • Antonio Merheb, Rail Specialist, MRS Logistica SA, Brazil

Register to attend to find out the latest strategic directions of major industry players in the heavy haul sector and hear updates on developments in equipment, technology and maintenance to ensure efficient, safe and reliable operations.

Heavy Haul Rail will feature an exhibition, keynote and technical presentations, and a networking dinner over two days. Do not miss the site tour of Aries Rail’s Equipment & Maintenance to see how the company manages fleet compliance for Holland Rail Services in WA.

Heavy Haul Rail takes place in Perth from 14-15 April. Register at