New locomotives to service Anglo American

Pacific National invests in new rolling stock to service long-term contract with Anglo American

October 25, 2011

Pacific National Coal has unveiled two of 18 new locomotives to service its a 10-year coal haulage contract with Anglo American.

Under the deal, which begins in 2012, Anglo American will become Pacific National Coal's largest Queensland customer.

The two locomotives will be part of a fleet of at least seven trains which will haul up to 20.2 million tonnes of coal per annum from Anglo American’s Moranbah North, Capcoal and Foxleigh operations to port.

Asciano CEO John Mullen says Anglo American is a long term customer of Pacific National Coal in NSW, which is now extending to Queensland.

"We’re pleased to not only extend, but deepen our relationship beyond our foundation Moranbah North services agreement with Anglo American in Queensland," he says.

Mullen says Pacific National has invested over $250 million in rolling stock and the construction of a train provisioning and maintenance facility at Nebo.

Anglo Coal Australia CEO Seamus French says Anglo is looking to develop its growth plans with partners such as Pacific National.

"Anglo American has a fantastic resource base in central Queensland with attractive projects, and this partnership with Pacific National provides us with the haulage and railing security required to accommodate future growth," French says.

"A performance-driven and customer-focussed company, Pacific National shares our values and is committed to working with us to improve our performance."

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