In 2009, CFCL Australia entered into CFCLA Rail Joint Venture with Marubeni Corporation and Marubeni Australia to capitalize on opportunities afforded by the continued expansion of the Australian rail industry and leverage each group’s strengths. The arrangement was then modified in 2016 when Marubeni become a shareholder in CF Asia Pacific Group.
Marubeni brings a wealth of international freight rail experience to the partnership, together with its extensive experience and interests across the resources, and agricultural and industrial sectors in Australia, Asia Pacific and around the globe. Marubeni Corporation is one of Japan's largest listed companies with extensive international trade, contracting, and investments in the rail and transport sectors. It is a leader in turnkey railway solutions, and has managed the development of large rail infrastructure projects in Asia, South America and the Middle East