Qube Ports & Bulk
Rotabox Supply Chain Solution for IGO
Qube Bulk was awarded the mine-to-market contract to handle IGO’s copper and zinc concentrates in Geraldton.
The supply chain involves three specialised quad road trains, a fleet of Qube concentrate containers and the award-winning Rotabox™ ship loading solution.
Previously loading their product using a bulk ship loader, IGO has reaped the benefits of using the cutting-edge Rotabox™ technology, which include significant reduction in dust emissions and a gentler impact on the environment.
The Qube Bulk team worked closely with the Geraldton Port Authority over eight months to demonstrate significant dust reduction when using the Rotabox™ compared with a traditional bulk ship loader. Over this period, more than 150kt of concentrates were loaded, with the results clearly showing that dust from the Rotabox™ system is 90 per cent less than a bulk ship loader. This is an excellent result and proves Qube’s Rotabox™ provides world’s best environmental practice for handling concentrates.
"The transition progressed without incident and they (Qube) continue to demonstrate both their flexibility and commitment to our (Independence Group) business by moving resources around to ensure our production targets are achieved." Brett Hartmann, Chief Operating Officer, Independence Group.