QR expands interstate freight service

QR continues aggressive push for more of the interstate market by increasing services between Melbourne and Brisbane

May 26, 2010

Queensland Rail is continuing its aggressive push for more of the interstate transport market by increasing services between Melbourne and Brisbane.

QR Freight Executive General Manager Ken Lewsey says the rail operator has launched its fifth service between the capital cities to meet customer demand.

"The frequency of these services is in itself bringing in new customers and allowing us to increase our market share on these corridors," Lewsey says.

"This new business bolsters our confidence in QR Intermodal’s market offering by creating efficiencies and increasing our frequency on Australia’s major rail corridors."

The move comes as transport and logistics boffin Hans Anneveldt’s joins QR as the general manager of its intermodal division.

"Hans brings the strategic capacity and experience to build on this position and lead QR Intermodal into the future from its national headquarters in Melbourne," Lewsey says.

Anneveldt has held roles at Linfox, Mayne Logistics and PGA Logistics.

Lewsey says Anneveldt has experience in supply chain optimisation, linehaul, freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution and inventory management.

"…he will lead a business which is increasing its market share on Australia’s major rail corridors," Lewsey says.

Combined with QR’s decision to boost its fleet by 15 locomotives, Lewsey says the opening of a new depot at Forrestfield in Perth last year shows the business is keen to expand interstate operations.

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