After signing a new contract with Anglo American in Queensland, the Centurion growth continues on the East Coast, as well as in the West. Fifteen months after expanding into Queensland’s heavy haulage marketplace, transport and logistics provider Centurion has entered its second phase of growth in the State with the award of a contract for one of the Bowen Basin’s largest miners.
Centurion was selected by Anglo American as its preferred tenderer for the provision of general transport services for all its operations throughout the Bowen Basin, including its five coal mines in a five year contract worth in excess of $75million.
Thius follows the announcement last week by Centurion that it has consolidated its position as the largest heavy haulage provider in Australia with the acquisition of Triton Transport Services, a specialist Western Australian heavy haulage and general freight business.
The Anglo American contract is expected to generate a significant number of jobs in Queensland, mainly in Mackay, as well as a platform for further growth for the company. As part of the contract Centurion is operating major freight consolidation facilities in Brisbane, Mackay and Rockhampton along with direct line-haul services to Anglo American sites. Centurion will run a daily service out of the three consolidation hubs and provide the backbone for the Anglo American supply chain.
Centurion’s Chief Executive Justin Cardaci said the business is well placed to effectively service the contract due to its significant industry experience with similar operations in Western Australia.
“Centurion has a long and extensive history of providing safe and reliable supply chain solutions to customers operating in the mining industry,” said Justin. “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.”
Last week’s acquisition of Triton, for an undisclosed amount, is said by the company to complement Centurion’s existing haulage and general freight services, reinforcing the company’s position as the leading Western Australian transport and logistics business.
Through the transaction Centurion will acquire more than 250 pieces of equipment including large scale prime movers, specialist heavy haulage platforms and 100 general freight trailers along with the team of logistics specialists from Triton Transport.