Flinders Logistics concludes long-term deal with Cristal Mining
1 July 2013
Flinders Logistics has struck a long term logistics services deal with Cristal Mining Australia. Using purpose built containers, Cristal Mining will utilise Flinders Logistics’ award winning containerised system for the transportation, storage and loading of their mineral commodity at Port Adelaide.
“We are delighted that Cristal Mining has chosen Flinders Logistics to manage this key supply chain and we look forward to working with them on a long term partnership basis,” said Andrew Pellizzari, General Manager of Flinders Logistics.
Flinders Logistics has more than doubled the tonnages of bulk minerals it has handled over the last 18 months and demonstrated a willingness to commit to the latest equipment and technology.
Andrew Pellizzari added, “Investment is supporting these expanding throughputs. A new mobile harbour crane has been ordered and should be delivered by the end of 2013. This crane is the second mobile harbour crane that Flinders Logistics has purchased in two years – the first was commissioned in January 2012.”
Cristal Mining’s supply chain will benefit from Flinders Logistics’ unique D F-Misting System. This system, which has a patent pending, provides a consistently effective method for minimising dust emissions when bulk cargo is being loaded onto a ship. A fine mist matching the size of the mineral dust particles is generated by nozzles around the loading hatch and this creates a natural barrier across the ship’s hold – preventing dust from escaping.
Another plus is Flinders Logistics’ tippler guidance system. This is a fully automated process, which is used on the wharf to direct the tippler onto the full container. Crucially, it has removed the injury risk to personnel from guide ropes attached to the tipping spreader, but it has also improved productivity and reduced damage to containers.
“Safety for people on site and for the wider environment is the ethos at Flinders Logistics. We are pleased to provide Cristal Mining and our other mining customers with a logistics service that enables their safety, environmental and economic goals to align,” Mr Pellizzari said.
About Flinders Logistics
Flinders Logistics was formed to offer mining customers a logistics service that is people safe and environmentally sound, yet cost effective. Operations started with the launch of a pioneering containerised storage, transport and vessel loading system for mineral bulk out of Port Adelaide. Formed in 2012, Flinders Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Flinders Port Holdings Pty Ltd, the group led by Mr Vincent Tremaine, Chief Executive Officer. Flinders Port Holdings is the holding company for the group’s ports, port management, logistics, container terminal, property and Spencer Gulf Marine Services businesses.