Blue Sapphire SponsorBMA The BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) operates seven Bowen Basin mines – Goonyella Riverside, Broadmeadow, Daunia, Peak Downs, Saraji, Crinum, Blackwater and Caval Ridge – and the Hay Point Coal Terminal near Mackay. The mines are located in the coal-rich Bowen Basin of Central Queensland, which covers an area of 75,000 square kilometres of Permian Age marine and freshwater sediments.

With the exception of the Crinum and Broadmeadow underground longwall operations, our mines are open-cut, using dragline and truck/shovel fleets for overburden removal. BHP Billiton owns 50 per cent of BMA.

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The CQ Inland Port originated from a study initiated by the Department of Transport and Main Roads seeking the preferred intermodal facility near Emerald in Central Queensland.

The CQ Inland Port will;

  • be a multi-function, multi-user facility,
  • provide for 24/7 operations and is code accessible facility,
  • improve supply chain effciency between key origins and sea ports,
  • will drive greater utilisation of rail investment for freight transport outcomes,
  • provide the infrastructure required for the movement through the existing bulk logistic site,
  • enable a platform for increased inter-modal container traffic and for the packing, storage and value adding activities across resources and agricultural sectors, and
  • provide a direct connection to sea freight markets.

The CQ Inland Port has been designed to facilitate not only the current bulk logistic requirements for a 42-wagon train, but also various options for expansion and third- party access, including upfront incorporation of dual track design, container storage and handling of up to 18,000 containers at any time.

Watch the CQ Inland Port video.

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