Heron Resources has announced the award of a significant transportation services contract with Crawfords Freightlines for its Woodlawn zinc-copper project in New South Wales, Australia.
Heron Resources (ASX:HRR) has announced the award of a significant transportation services contract with Crawfords Freightlines for its Woodlawn zinc-copper project in New South Wales, Australia.
According to Heron, it had initially planned to move the containers entirely by road haulage to the ports.
“In evaluating the opportunities for transportation, Heron identified an attractive and cost-effective opportunity to utilise a rail yard in Goulburn to undertake a transfer from road to rail. Use of this intermodal has the advantages of reducing the annual road movements and eliminating truck movements through Goulburn. It also brings benefits to the local communities through expanded employment opportunities. The domestic logistics chain for Woodlawn concentrate export will now comprise a small fleet of semi-trailers moving containers between Goulburn and the mine site, the use of a container storage facility in Goulburn, and the transfer of containers on to rail services running between Goulburn, Port Botany and Port Kembla.”
As highlighted in the press release:
- Award of Goulburn-based road and rail services contract to Crawfords Freightlines
- Provides a cost-effective, safe and efficient logistics solution between the Woodlawn Mine and export ports
- Brings community and employment benefits through use of Goulburn intermodal facility
- Use of rail reduces up to 6,000 annual road movements between Goulburn and export ports