For our customer Access Recycling, rail freight is a smart solution. The scrap metal recycling specialists with operations throughout rural NSW are constantly looking for ways to innovate: like the $1.3 million investment they’ve made at their Wagga yard, shifting from road to rail freight transport.
The installation of a shear-baler and container handling machinery has streamlined their operations, enabling them to centralise sorting, baling and packing. With our help, they ship by rail to port, and on to steel mills throughout Asia.
It’s a boon for their costs and efficiency, but it’s not a win only for Access. In Wagga they’re now packing and freighting by rail an average of eight shipping containers a day – that’s eight semi-trailers not running up the Hume Highway to Sydney. It’s a win for road congestion, and a win for the environment.
Existing rail infrastructure enabled Access’ innovation in Wagga, and they’d like to see infrastructure around the country improved so they – and countless other businesses – can get more trucks off the roads while still contributing to Australia’s strength in world trade.
It’s great for cost-effective and efficient operations, and great for the environment.