Intermodal Freight Capabilities
Yamala includes plans for a multi user rail siding. The main rail line at this point from Rockhampton is a 20 Tonne Axle Load (TAL) line.
The shovel ready plan for the intermodal facility at CQ Inland Port will:
- Be a multifunction, multi-user facility;
- Provide for high-impact, 24/7 operations and is code accessible;
- Improve supply chain efficiency between key origins and destinations;
- Encourage greater utilisation of rail and increasing rail investment for freight transport outcomes;
- Facilitate high productivity vehicles for general access in addition to enhanced rail capacity;
- Provide the infrastructure required for the movement of the existing GrainCorp site now encroached by residential development;
- Enable a platform for increased intermodal container traffic and for the packing, storage and value adding activities across agriculture, livestock, resources and construction sectors;
- Provide a direct connection to sea freight markets;
- Facilitate jobs in a labour rich region.
CQ Inland Port has been designed to facilitate not only the current GrainCorp requirements for 42 wagon trains, but also various options for expansion and third-party access – including upfront incorporation of dual track design, container storage and handling of 5000 TEU in Stage 1, progressively increasing to 16,000 TEU by year 10.
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The first stage of the Project includes the establishment of the Intermodal Terminal adjacent to the rail siding, road infrastructure, and additional industrial lots. There has been significant interest in the establishment at Yamala by agricultural support businesses due to its strategic location, the flood free land, and road and rail access.
The Intermodal Terminal at Yamala will offer a range of services:
- Transfer of containers between road and rail and vice versa;
- Inspection of containers prior to packing;
- Cleaning of containers to achieve food grade for packing;
- Packing of grain and other commodities into containers;
- Decanting of containers for customers through a warehouse on site; and
- Packing of containers through the warehouse on site.
In addition, there is the opportunity to integrate the Intermodal Terminal with other businesses in the precinct providing additional value add services.
The Intermodal Terminal facility at CQIP envisages handling 2,000 TEUs in its first year of operations. It is expected that approximately 50% will be inbound goods destined for the region, and 50% will be outbound goods transported by rail to key destinations, primarily the ports of Brisbane, Gladstone and Mackay. The capacity of the terminal is approximately 16,000 TEUs per annum, with a holding capacity at any one time of 800 TEUs.