Aurizon coal business grows earnings in tough environment

AURIZON has increased half yearly earnings from its coal division by 4% to $286 million with a renewed focus on cost management.

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Reductions in volumes were primarily due to lower demand for services stemming from flooding in NSW.

The coal division also reported an increased above-rail revenue increasing, despite lower volumes, due to the haul mix and the consumer price index favourably impacting contract rates.