Freight Services in Queensland

Queensland is Australia’s second largest state (after Western Australia) with a total area of 1,730,648 km² and is the third most populated state in Australia. The capital city of Queensland is Brisbane, which has an estimated population of about 2 million people.

Queensland is home to an abundance of natural resources, a flourishing agricultural industry, a thriving manufacturing base and is heavily involved in imports and exports. Each of these sectors contributes positively to the economy of the state and country, but because these industries represent a range of supply chains, transport infrastructure and access is a big challenge. The goal of the state is to develop a socially unobtrusive and sustainable transport infrastructure that facilitates optimal freight movement, in the most energy and cost-efficient way possible.

Huge Amounts of Coal Moved Annually

Approximately 4 million tonnes of cargo is transported into South East Queensland every year, of which 1.1 million tonnes comes from origins interstate. One of the largest internal freight movement is the transport of coal to the Swanbank Power Station and the Port of Brisbane along the Western Line. Developing transport infrastructure in Queensland is therefore critical for seamless container transport, pallet freight and bulky items transport.



Dual Gauge Access Since 1997

The main rail freight terminal is located in Acacia Ridge. In 1980, a line was opened from Acacia Ridge to Fishermans Island and the Port of Brisbane in 1980. This runs parallel to the Beenleigh line from Salisbury to Dutton Park and then follows the Cleveland line to Lindum. Rail works were carried out in 1997 to create dual gauge access on the line, which allows trains to travel from the Port of Brisbane and across the border to New South Wales without breaking gauge.

Developing a Multi Modal Approach to Freight

The Department of Transport and Main Roads believes in doing everything it can to make sure that Queensland is well-prepared to make the most of growth opportunities. Strategies need to be put into place to ensure that freight is moved in a safe, efficient and sustainable way.

One of the strategies includes developing a multi-modal approach, which is flawlessly integrated, so that transport companies can use the most effective combination of transport for every consignment. Different modes of transport are a better choice for different types of freight and the multimodal approach hopes to optimise the mode or combination of modes used for each task.

Managing Congestion in Queensland

Congestion is also an issue which needs to be addressed if the state is going to be able to meet the freight demands of the coming years. Since June 2004 some tracks in Brisbane have been duplicated in order to increase the capacity on the rail network.

Queensland’s roads have adopted smart technology to allow a customised management of congestion such as variable speed limit signs, flexible lane control, ramp signalling, travel time signs, electronic message signs and roadside data systems. These can all be managed in real time and help to reduce the amount of stopping and starting by commuters and increasing the efficiency of courier services.

Specialised Transport Services with Freight Quote

Freight Quote provides freight transport services all over Queensland and between all major capital cities and specialises in bulky items and container transport. Need something delivered? Need a HIAB or crane truck? Get in touch with us today and experience our smooth and efficient service, where no consignment is too difficult.


Locations We Service in Queensland

Aurukun
Balonne
Banana
Barcaldine
Barcoo
Blackall-Tambo
Boulia
Brisbane
Bulloo
Bundaberg
Burdekin
Burke
Cairns
Carpentaria
Cassowary Coast
Central Highlands
Charters Towers
Cherbourg

    Cloncurry
    Cook
    Croydon
    Diamantina
    Doomadgee
    Douglas
    Etheridge
    Flinders
    Fraser Coast
    Gladstone
    Gold Coast
    Goondiwindi
    Gympie
    Hinchinbrook
    Hope Vale
    Isaac
    Kowanyama
    Livingstone

    Lockhart River
    Lockyer Valley
    Longreach
    Mackay
    Maranoa
    Mareeba
    McKinlay
    Moreton Bay
    Mornington
    Mount Isa
    Murweh
    Noosa
    North Burnett
    Northern Peninsula Area
    Palm Island
    Paroo
    Pormpuraaw
    Quilpie

    Richmond
    Rockhampton
    Scenic Rim
    Somerset
    South Burnett
    Southern Downs
    Sunshine Coast
    Tablelands
    Toowoomba
    Torres
    Torres Strait Island
    Townsville
    Weipa
    Western Downs
    Whitsunday
    Winton
    Woorabinda
    Wujal Wujal
    Yarrabah

    Locations We Service in Queensland


    Aurukun
    Balonne
    Banana
    Barcaldine
    Barcoo
    Blackall-Tambo
    Boulia
    Brisbane
    Bulloo
    Bundaberg
    Burdekin
    Burke
    Cairns
    Carpentaria
    Cassowary Coast
    Central Highlands
    Charters Towers
    CherbourgCloncurry
    Cook
    Croydon
    Diamantina
    Doomadgee
    Douglas
    Etheridge
    Flinders
    Fraser Coast
    Gladstone
    Gold Coast
    Goondiwindi
    Gympie
    Hinchinbrook
    Hope Vale
    Isaac
    Kowanyama
    LivingstoneLockhart River
    Lockyer Valley
    Longreach
    Mackay
    Maranoa
    Mareeba
    McKinlay
    Moreton Bay
    Mornington
    Mount Isa
    Murweh
    Noosa
    North Burnett
    Northern Peninsula Area
    Palm Island
    Paroo
    Pormpuraaw
    Quilpie
    Richmond
    Rockhampton
    Scenic Rim
    Somerset
    South Burnett
    Southern Downs
    Sunshine Coast
    Tablelands
    Toowoomba
    Torres
    Torres Strait Island
    Townsville
    Weipa
    Western Downs
    Whitsunday
    Winton
    Woorabinda
    Wujal Wujal
    Yarrabah