Aurizon eyeing up QLD Wiggins Island port

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Australian rail freight operator Aurizon is assessing a plan to by the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) in Queensland, reports the Australian Financial Review (AFR).

The AFR adds that the rail operator had been looking to partner with Macquarie, with Aurizon acquiring the port’s terminal and investment banking group Macquarie getting the port’s biggest customers. After the recently sale of major Curragh coalmine to a US coal producer Coronado Coal, it is unclear whether Macquarie will still be interested.

“Aurizon […] continues to consider its proposal for WICET and in that content is still reviewing the announcement on the sale of Curragh mine,” a spokesperson said.