Flinders Logistics has won the South Australian Premier’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Management 2013. South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, praised Flinders Logistics’ approach to community engagement. The Premier emphasised that the company’s technological advancement allows environmental, economic and social goals to align for the benefit of the wider community.
Andrew Pellizzari, Flinders Logistics’ General Manager said, “Providing a highly effective dust management system for mining customers is our focus. Being recognised for it by Premier Weatherill is an honour.”
By using specially designed containers and developing the DF-Misting system, Flinders Logistics has created a consistently effective method for minimising dust emissions along the pit to port supply chain.
Bulk minerals are loaded into containers at the mine site. They remain there until loading directly from the container into the ship’s hold. This contrasts with conventional bulk loading which has several transfer points where mineral product is disturbed producing dust particulates which could enter the environment.
Inside the ship’s hold, Flinders Logistics uses its innovative D F-Misting technology, which has a patent pending, to create a fine mist matching the size of the mineral dust particles. This creates a natural barrier across the ship’s hold and prevents dust escaping.
The prestigious environmental award was presented to Flinders Logistics’ General Manager, Andrew Pellizzari, by Premier Weatherill at the Annual Resources Industry Dinner, hosted by South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME). The award for Environmental Management is the fourth award that Flinders Logistics has received for business excellence since 2011.
About Flinders Logistics
Flinders Logistics developed from a determination to offer mining customers an environmentally sound, yet cost effective logistics service to move bulk minerals from pit to port. Operations started in 2010 with the launch of the pioneering containerised storage, transport and vessel loading system for mineral bulk out of Port Adelaide. Flinders Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Flinders Port Holdings Pty Ltd. The ports group, led by Mr Vincent Tremaine, Chief Executive Officer, is the holding company for the group’s ports, port management, logistics, container terminal, property and Spencer Gulf Marine Services businesses.