After several tough years in the Thallon district, bulk commodity mover Aurizon has re-opened its depot to haul export grain to the Port of Brisbane for independent grain producer Thallon Grains.
The first trains left in early May and it is estimated Aurizon will move more than 50,000 tonnes of the high-quality grain grown in the district by rail to the Port of Brisbane over the next three months.
The trains are loaded from grower-owned storage that sits adjacent to the railway at Thallon, together with the nearby GrainCorp loading facility.
"Queensland growers have enjoyed a bumper harvest and we're delighted to be able to partner with Thallon Grains to meet their supply chain needs," Aurizon Bulk East general manager David Wright said.
"Aurizon has a large fleet to service the agricultural sector and we can flex that fleet to meet peak demand when the conditions are right and the harvest is strong. That's what we are seeing right now.
"We are excited to be working with Thallon Grains and thrilled that they chose to partner with Aurizon for this haul.
"Given the quality of the season we are continuing to pursue a range of complimentary opportunities with other customers that will allow us to support the agricultural sector on an ongoing basis."
We are excited to be working with Thallon Grains.
Thallon Progress Association president Jane Corbett welcomed the news and said it could only enhance the Thallon community's opportunity for commerce and employment.