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Aurizon’s Containerised Freight business provides rail line haul services for customers in Australia’s growing interstate east-west and north-south containerised freight market. This includes the transport of vital supplies for communities across Australia, including retail and supermarket goods, perishables and refrigerated goods, vehicles, machinery and equipment.

Aurizon continues to invest in the growth of containerised freight, with new locomotives, wagons and terminal and port services infrastructure. We are focused on innovation and integrity when partnering with our customers to deliver national supply chain solutions.

The business leverages Aurizon’s large network of rollingstock assets, rail haulage expertise and a connected national footprint, with operations in every mainland state and the Northern Territory.

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Port Services

Darwin is strategically located as Australia’s nearest port to Asian markets. Port of Darwin provides exporters and importers real time savings in delivering products to customers due to the significantly shorter shipping times.

Aurizon Port Services (APS) Darwin offers tailored supply chain services including warehousing solutions, transportation and stevedoring, with two brand new Liebherr mobile harbour cranes.

Emissions calculator

Rail is the safest and most environmentally-friendly mode of land freight transport, delivering significant greenhouse gas emissions intensity benefits when compared to road freight transportation (dependent on commodity and length of haul).

Enter details below to see just how much bulk transportation by rail could potentially save in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Note: Aurizon's emissions calculator outputs are scaled to reflect an average weight of product hauled by Aurizon on behalf of customers across multiple commodity types, ranging between 6000 to 9000 metric tonnes of payload per service.

Distances for key Aurizon haulage routes

Route Distance (km)
Kalgoorlie to Kwinana (WA) 683 km
Muswellbrook to Newcastle Port (NSW) 126 km
Oakey to Fisherman’s Island at the Port of Brisbane (South East QLD) 190 km
Moura to Gladstone Port (Central Queensland Coal Network [CQCN] - Moura line) 185 km
Blackwater to Gladstone Port (CQCN Blackwater line) 302 km
Moranbah to Hay Point (CQCN Goonyella line) 190 km
Wotonga to Abbot Point (CQCN Goonyella line) 363 km
Mt Isa to Townsville (North West Rail Corridor) 978 km


  • These estimations use emissions intensity averages to provide a high-level comparison of potential scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions (metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions) based on distance and metric tonnes of bulk product to be hauled. The greenhouse gas emissions output should not be relied upon for reporting purposes.
  • Tonnage refers to the total tonnage (payload) of bulk (non-containerised) product to be hauled.
  • Distance refers to one-way haulage only and does not cater for potential back-haulage.
  • Emissions factors for diesel combustion in rail operations and road operations have been sourced from the Australian Government, Dept. Environment and Energy National Greenhouse Accounts Factors (August 2019) available: View PDF
  • Road haulage calculations (tare weights, fuel burn and trip to tonnage ratios) utilise the Australian Trucking Association Truck Impact Chart: Technical Advisory Procedure, v2.2 (March 2018) available: View PDF
  • Distances for key Aurizon haulage routes are approximates.

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