QR National – Improved Cairns Sea Freighter Service

We have been advised of a new initiative that improves transit times from Brisbane to Cairns, and further increases freight availability into the Mackay and Cairns regions.

Commencing 1 August 2011, QR National will be offering Seafreighter services six times a week from Brisbane to Cairns. The transit time to Cairns will now be two days.

Also the Superfreighter service departing from the Acacia Ridge terminal each Wednesday and Saturday, and arriving at Mackay and Cairns each Friday and Monday,will have additional capacity, providing up to an extra 12 TEU each week.

This complements our advice on 11 July relating to increased freight availability, which together with today’s announcement will result in an increase of 114 TEU per week on our Queensland services.