Transport and logistics company, Linfox, has expanded its Western Australia supply chain capabilities with an express service.
In addition to providing general freight services from Perth to the Pilbara, Linfox has added a door-to-door service to ensure urgent freight is delivery overnight.
This service is reported to carry time-critical deliveries from Linfox customers’ Perth and interstate suppliers direct to mine sites across the Pilbara region.
“In line with our journey to zero net emissions, combining general and express services also reduces the number of vehicles on the road, creating a safer, more sustainable journey that relieves pressure on road infrastructure,” said Linfox President Resources and Industrial, Scott Nicholls.
“Every night of the year, the services depart Linfox’s Hazelmere facility in Perth on a 1,200- to 1,600-kilometre overnight journey to Newman and Port Hedland.”
Nicholls said this is a first for Linfox, having partnered with local Indigenous operation, Aboriginal United Services (AUS) Logistics to complete last mile deliveries for sites.
“AUS Logistics employs local Indigenous drivers who know the area and terrain well, running local fleet to six mine sites dotted through the outback,” he said.
“They meet our shipments in Newman and collect the freight for delivery to the final mine site destination, travelling through some of the remotest areas in the country.
“They also conduct critical inter-site transfers and final mile delivery of Linfox’s express air freight service from regional airports.”
Linfox’s general freight services see goods destined for customers’ mine sites arrive at Linfox’s Hazelmere facility in Perth. The freight is sorted, loaded and safely transported to the Pilbara on a long-haul journey. These shipments carry a variety of items from locomotive engines, drilling and crushing products to PPE and stationery.
The Linfox Pilbara fuels team also delivers 440 million litres of fuel annually, supplying mine sites with the diesel they need across the region.