PROJECTS

Rolling Stock Replacement and Expansion

MARKET RAIL  |  SECTOR MINING
Origin(s)

Muncie, USA

Destination(s)

Port Hedland, Australia

Project

Rolling Stock Replacement and Expansion

 
Equipment

6 x Heavy Haul Locomotives

Total Volume

2,400 cbm

 
Total Weight

1,200 mt

Heaviest Lift

200 mt

Year

2020

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Westlink managed the full end-to-end logistics management for the delivery of new locomotives from Norfolk, USA to landing the locomotives on track in Port Hedland, Australia. This shipment of locomotives was successfully delivered in addition to over two hundred (200) similar units previously delivered to this customer by Westlink.

SCOPE

  • Pre-shipment quarantine inspection and cleaning of locomotives

  • Rail haulage – locomotive factory, Muncie to Port of Norfolk, USA

  • Craneage and cleaning – gantry lifting for final pre-shipment cleaning and inspection

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

  • SPMT – from vessel hook to port lay down and then to customer’s Port Hedland rail yard

  • Craneage – gantry lifting and landing of locomotives from SPMTs to rail head

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zero LTIs

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

  • Site management including rail network control 

  • COVID-19 management across international operations

  • Holistic logistics management from locomotive factory to rail yard

GALLERY