Saturday 25th May, 2019
Pacific National at Chullora. Photo: Cameron Boggs

Brookfield to acquire Asciano after raising bid

The Bermuda-based group which owns WA’s Brookfield Rail has agreed to terms with Pacific National owner Asciano, and will acquire…
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Pacific National class 92 locomotives hauling a coal train over a rail bridge crossing the Hunter River at Singleton, NSW. Photo: Creative Commons / Bluedawe.

Cost cutting pays off for bulk rail operators

Aurizon and Pacific National, Australia’s two largest bulk rail businesses, both substantially increased earnings in 2014/15, despite drops in revenue….
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Tony Abbott. Photo: Creative Commons / Nick-D

Abbott attacks ‘sabotage’ of mining jobs

The recent Federal Court success of the Mackay Conservation Group against Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine could be the last…
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BHP Billiton Nickel West. Photo: BHP Billiton

Nickel West operations contract handed out

Mining giant BHP Billiton has awarded a $160m contract for operations at its Rocky’s Reward nickel mine at Leinster, roughly…
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Gekko creates modular solutions for the mining industry. Photo: Gekko Systems

Ballarat outfit to build plant for Canadian miner

Victorian mining solutions provider Gekko Systems has secured a $70m contract to build a mineral processing plant for a Canadian…
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James Valentine. Photo: Greg Dickins

Celebrating the industry’s finest at the 10th annual Awards

Do you know of someone or something in our industry that deserves recognition? Why not nominate them for a Bulkie?…
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Pacific National at Chullora. Photo: Cameron Boggs

ACCC opens review of Brookfield’s Asciano takeover

The proposed takeover of transport and logistics business Asciano by Brookfield has taken another step towards legitimacy, with the Australian…
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Graphite. Photo: Archer

CSIRO to test graphite’s potential for lithium ion market

Newly refined graphite samples from ASX-listed Archer Exploration’s Campoona project in South Australia, will be sent to the CSIRO for…
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