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Kinetic extends ConocoPhillips partnership in resources sector

The extended partnership with ConocoPhillips will see Kinetic provide personnel transport services for a further five years

Global bus and coach operator Kinetic has announced the extension of its partnership with mining and resources company ConocoPhillips for a further five years.

The extended partnership will see Kinetic, as a mining and resources bus operator, continue its specialist bus services in Gladstone, Queensland while expanding its relationship with the company to nine years since the contract first started.

Kinetic first provided specialist services for ConocoPhillips under contract in 2019, with the operator providing personnel transport between camp, airport and the ferry terminal supporting ConocoPhillips’ Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) operation on Curtis Island.

The APLNG is the largest producer of natural gas sourced from coal seams in eastern Australia, with Kinetic central Queensland executive general manager Marcia Shield saying the contract extension reflects the team’s experience in the region.

“This is a sector which is incredibly important to Australia’s economy, but it presents unique and challenging environments for bus operators with the health and wellbeing of personnel absolutely critical to operations,” Shield says.

“We need to maintain collaborative relationships with our clients to deliver the highest standard of service under strict compliance and statutory requirements, and that’s something we are proud to have done with key players for almost two decades.

“Our teams across Mackay, Central Queensland and Gladstone are incredibly experienced and passionate about supporting this sector and we look forward to continuing our partnership with ConocoPhillips.”

The contract allows Kinetic to continue growing its workforce transport services in Australia’s mining and resources sector, with the operator providing more than 200 buses and 300 team members to its tailored passenger transport services.

With established depots in central Queensland, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Perth, Kinetic uses its driver pool for contingency requirements in the sector.

The extended contract follows Kinetic’s first zero-emissions bus service in 2023 in central Queensland’s Bowen Basin region.

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