QR National signed  a new 10-year coal-haulage contract with Aquila Resources that will see 1.6 million tonnes per annum of coal moved from the Washpool mine in Central Queensland to the new terminal at the Port of Gladstone.



QR National Executive Vice President and CEO Coal Operations Marcus McAuliffe said the company was focussed on performance-based contracts that were underpinned by reliability, certainty of haulage supply and safety.


Aquila Resources became a signatory to the Wiggins Island Rail Project in September.


QR National says its subsidiary QR National Network will align delivery of the project with the development time frames of the new Wiggins Island coal export terminal and related mining projects.