PROJECTS

Rolling Stock Replacement Program

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MARKET RAIL  |  SECTOR MINING
Origin(s)

Iowa, USA

Destination(s)

Port Hedland, Australia

Project

Rolling Stock Replacement Program 2021

Equipment

8 x Wabtec Dash 9 Heavy Haul Locomotives

Total Volume

2,800 cbm

Total Weight

1,400 mt

Heaviest Lift

175 mt

Year

2021

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Westlink was engaged to manage the logistics for the delivery of eight (8) used heavy haul locomotives from Iowa, USA to landing the locomotives on track in Port Hedland, Australia.

SCOPE

  • Rail pull – locomotive factory, Iowa to Port of Norfolk, USA

  • Pre-shipment quarantine inspection and cleaning of locomotives

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

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

  • Quarantine cleaning of locomotives and coordination with security clearances 

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zero LTIs

  • Heavy lifting and heavy haulage – each locomotive weighing 175 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