Centurion scores $75 million QLD mega deal

Heavy haulage arm secures five-year, $75m-plus contract in Queensland

Centurion scores $75 million QLD mega deal
A trailer bound for an Anglo American mine site is loaded at Centurion's Mackay logistics hub


Growing resources-focused haulage firm Centurion has seen its Queensland expansion come up trumps with a mega-deal with Anglo American.

Worth more than $75 million over five years, the contract involves general transport services for all the miner’s Bowen Basin operations, including its five coal mines.

"As part of the contract Centurion is operating major freight consolidation facilities in Brisbane, Mackay and Rockhampton along with direct linehaul services to Anglo American sites," Centurion says of the deal that comes 15 months after its expansion into the state.

"Centurion will run a daily service out of the three consolidation hubs and provide the backbone for the Anglo American supply chain."

According to Centurion chief executive Justin Cardaci, the business is well placed to effectively service the contract due to its significant industry experience with similar operations in Western Australia, where it is headquartered.

"Centurion has a long and extensive history of providing safe and reliable supply chain solutions to customers operating in the mining industry," Cardaci says.

"Our offering is based on a very well developed mining support solution which has safety at the core and provides visibility tools tailored to client requirements that enable logistics management to be performed in a controlled manner throughout the entire process.

"This not only enables planning and scheduling to be more precise but also allows operators to remove working capital that is in place to buffer supply chain unknowns."

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Cardaci notes the development of long-term partnering relationships with clients has enabled Centurion to develop in-house processes and practices that provide real value to its mining, energy and retail customers.

Anglo American operates both underground and open cut mines throughout the Bowen Basin producing high quality coking coal.

All of these operations require transport and consolidation services for goods and equipment originating from suppliers throughout Australia.

"As part of the new contract, Centurion had recruited people locally and the company was committed to supporting the regional communities it was operating in," Cardaci says.

"We are very pleased to be expanding our offering into the Bowen Basin region as we enter a critical period of growth for our business in Queensland.

"We have surpassed our expectations in terms of performance for our east coast operations in the past 15 months.

"Our focus is on continuing to build this business by leveraging our core capabilities and safely and reliably servicing the mining, energy, and retail sectors."

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