Logistics cost estimates for mining projects

We provide assessments and analyse various transportation options on rail, road, sea, overland conveyors or slurry pipe for new or existing mining projects.


We design reliable operational plans and estimate the total logistics costs from the mine to the loading / unloading port using road and/or rail around Australia and worldwide.

Geographically, we provide the full range of services for any project and location internationally as we have a strong network of worldwide connections within the rail, road and sea transport industries.


Mining supply chain optimisation

We assess, evaluate and optimise existing mining supply chains in order to achieve lean but robust operational parameters.


We negotiate on behalf of our customers haulage contracts, prepare tenders and offer procurement assistance.

We provide independent due diligence review of the logistical parameters in existing or proposed bulk logistics operations.

We provide peer reviews of logistics studies performed by third parties.


A2Z of Mining Logistics

This one/two day training interactive workshop enables the participants to :


  • Assess transportation options for mining projects

  • Improve your decision making by learning how to estimate operational costs for road and rail transportation

  • Learn the differences among: rail, road, overland conveyors, barges, slurry pipe in terms of Capital Expenditure, Operational Expenditure, Capacity and Flexibility

  • Understand the specific mining supply chains constrains by playing an interactive negotiation game with specific objectives in a competitive environment  

  • Provide optimisation tools in order to increase efficiency through the mining supply chains




Rusu Consulting (previously trading as URB Mining Logistics Consulting) is offering transport options assessments and reliable estimates for the movement of bulk products, ores and/or concentrates from the proposed mine sites to the proposed loading port and further to the destination port.


During such logistics studies Rusu Consulting may investigate rail, road, barging, sea and hybrid options for both outbound and inbound flows.


The business's owner: Mirel Rusu, holds a Logistics and Supply Chain Management Master Degree (Adelaide), as well as a Master Degree in International Studies (Adelaide) and a Graduate Diploma Degree in Economics (Bucharest) and has spent more than ten years in mining supply chains & logistics.


Mirel published articles in the Dry Bulk Magazine, Mining Magazine and the South Australian Mines and Energy Journal and presents frequently to mining and logistics forums and conferences around the world.

Covid 19 update - Rusu Consulting staff is fully vaccinated.



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