Qube to expand export bulk services
Qube has acquired Australia’s grain loading and rail discharge Newcastle Agri Terminal (NAT). The facility has 60,000 t of silo storage space, modern rail reception infrastructure, road discharge facilities and the ability to load out up to 2,000 t per hour.
The terminal is positioned to capture export grain from the large northern NSW draw zone, one of the most productive grain producing regions in the world. The region has typically produced an average of 4.8 million t of grain per annum over the last seven years.
The acquisition of NAT will further strengthen Qube’s agri export bulk service offering to growers and traders the ability to now ship from Newcastle, the transport company said. (ben)