Linfox begins supplying Fortescue's mines

Linfox has begun supplying general and specialised freight to Fortescue's Pilbara iron ore mines

April 13, 2011

Transport giant Linfox has begun supplying general and specialised freight to Fortescue Metals Group’s Pilbara iron ore mines.

A fleet of nine prime movers and 30 specialised trailers supply the Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek mines, Linfox’s Commercial Manager Michael Hogg says.

Fortescue began shipping ore to China in 2008 and is Australia’s third largest iron ore producer.

"The triple road trains carry general freight, from food and beverages to office supplies, to highly specialised mining equipment and dangerous goods used in the mining operation," Hogg says.

"Fortescue relies on us to provide a timely service and our team has done a great job through some of Australia’s harshest country."

The vehicles have been fitted with Linfox’s custom GPS tracking systems and four-day survival kits, Hogg says.

He says drivers are also given satellite and mobile phones and UHF radios.

"It’s crucial to be able to track our drivers’ progress," he says.

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