PROJECTS

Rolling Stock Replacement and Expansion

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MARKET RAIL  |  SECTOR MINING
Origin(s)

London, ON, Canada or Muncie, IN, USA

Destination(s)

Customer Rail Yard, Port Hedland, Australia

Project

Rolling Stock Replacement
and Expansion

 
Equipment

Over 200 x heavy haul locomotives

Total Volume

75,000+ cbm

 
Total Weight

40,000+ mt

Heaviest Lift

200 mt

Year

2003 – current

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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Westlink managed the full end-to-end logistics management for the delivery of new locomotives from various factory locations in Canada and USA to landing the locomotives on track in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

SCOPE

  • Pre-shipment quarantine inspection and cleaning of locomotives

  • Rail haulage – locomotive factories in Canada and USA to nearest capable port

  • Heavy Lift Vessel (HLV) – Toronto, Canada or Norfolk, USA to Port Hedland, Australia

  • Heavy haulage – from vessel hook to customer’s Port Hedland rail yard

  • Craneage – lifting and landing of locomotives from heavy haul trailers to rail head

HIGHLIGHTS

Mining Specific Logistics

  • Zero LTIs

  • Over 200 locomotives

  • 19 consecutive shipments during major expansion program

  • Over 15 years of service

  • Used/reconditioned and new locomotive deliveries

  • Heavy lifting and haulage – each locomotive weighing 200 metric ton (mt) each

  • Site management including rail network control

  • Holistic logistics management from locomotive factory to rail yard

GALLERY