What we do

As Australia’s largest private rail freight operator, Pacific National operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

With a broad customer base situated across mainland Australia and operating in diverse industries, we transport a varied mix of general freight cargo, import/export goods, and bulk commodities.

Our passion, commitment and focus allow us to connect and engage more authentically. We care more because we strive for the right outcome, and it is the right thing to do.

We are committed to being curious to benefit the safety, wellbeing and continuous improvement of the workplace.

We believe it is important to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the communities in which we operate and our ESG strategy outlines the areas of focus where we are making a meaningful impact.

Intermodal Freight

Pacific National provides long-distance rail transport services for containerised freight containing a wide variety of products and materials used within Australian industry and households.

In order to support our geographically diverse activities, we operate an expansive, nationwide network of terminals and freight yards, which support Australia’s supply chain of these crucial goods and materials.

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Coal Freight

Pacific National transports metallurgical and thermal coal from mine to port, connecting regional mines throughout Queensland and New South Wales with domestic and global export markets.

The metallurgical coal we transport is used (alongside iron ore) as a key input for the production of steel that is ultimately consumed globally; whilst the thermal coal is used primarily to support energy generation in developing economies.

We recognise the ongoing global energy transition to a low-carbon economy and coal’s diminishing role in the future energy mix and will continue to provide safe and efficient services to the sector.

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Bulk and IMEX Freight

Pacific National hauls bulk commodities from Australia’s regional communities to the point of export and to major industrial and urban centres within Australia.

This includes the transport of bulk minerals, waste, construction materials and agricultural products.

We also operate urban and regional port shuttle services for the import and export of containerised freight.

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