Major transport group Linfox has been contracted to transport copper concentrate for leading copper and gold producer Phu Bia Mining in South East Asia. Phu Bia is a Lao-registered subsidiary of Australian company PanAust Ltd and operates the Phu Kham and Ban Houayxai projects in Laos.

Linfox chairman Peter Fox says the work with Phu Bia Mining represents a significant expansion of Linfox’s scale in the region.

“The work will generate more than 220 new Linfox jobs and boost our fleet by 40 vehicles. We will also transport supplies for the mine on return journeys from export ports to ensure the most efficient use of our fleet.

“Linfox operations will be based at Quang Binh in Vietnam and Sri Racha in Thailand, to deliver Phu Bia Mining’s copper concentrate to ports for shipping to smelters in Asia.”

The product will be sourced from Phu Bia Mining’s flagship Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation, around 140km from the Lao capital of Vientiane.

“The transport operation will be supported by significant investment in state-of-the-art fleet and a well-trained team of drivers, support staff and management,” Peter Fox says. “Linfox’s focus on safety, training and our experience and expertise in serving mining operations were key factors in winning this work.

“The new operation represents natural growth for Linfox, leveraging our expertise in mining support projects and our established operations and local knowledge in Vietnam and Thailand.” www.linfox.com

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