Phu Bia Mining Logistics

Phu Bia Mining Logistics haulage route

Phu Bia Mining (PBM) Logistics manages the Company’s employee transport, concentrate haulage and in-bound freight and consumables activities in Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. This includes two port facilities in Thailand and Vietnam.

PBM Logistics prides itself on exceptional product stewardship including the safe storage and transport of concentrate from gate to port through to the delivery of product that meets customer specifications and in-country requirements. 

The operations

Concentrate is transported from our Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation through to the Sriracha port in Thailand and the Hon La port in Vietnam.

Within Laos, PBM operates its own fleet of prime movers and trailers for in-country haulage and for haulage to Hon La port in Vietnam of copper concentrate.

A strategically located logistic centre located 124 kilometres from the Phu Kham Operation at Ban Thouay, facilitates the transfer of goods between contractor-operated trucks and company-operated trucks. 

A second facility is located at Langkhang approximately 380 kilometres from Ban Thouay where PBM trucks deliver concentrate direct to Hon La port.

The Logistics team operate a warehouse within a Freezone located near the Laem Chabang port in Thailand. All inbound international freight and Thailand domestic freight is consolidated at the warehouse before being dispatched by road to PBM operations in Laos.

Phu Bia Mining driver in front of a fleet of Scania trucks

We average...


Kilometres of travel with the Phu Bia Mining haulage fleet (excluding contractors)


Truckloads of inbound general freight, consumables and dangerous goods to our Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation and Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation


Litres of diesel for transportation to our Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation


Passenger movements monthly on our bus fleet (excludes on-site transport) between the capital of Laos, Vientiane, and our operations at Phu Kham and Ban Houayxai


Jet boat passenger movements monthly between our Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation and Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation


Return barge trips a month for the transport of equipment and freight between our Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation, Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation and Exploration sites.

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Logistics activities

Mr Lei Feng

Non Executive Director

Mr Lei Feng has over 20 years of financial management experience in various sectors including printing, packaging, shipbuilding, grain trading, mining and finance.

Mr Feng began his career in 2004 as a Financial Accountant at C & C Joint Printing Co., (Guangdong) Ltd., after completing a Masters of Business Administration degree between 2002 and 2004 at Sun Yat-Sen University.

After five years, in 2009, Mr Feng was appointed as Financial and Executive Manager at Heshan Innopak Co., Ltd. Since 2013, Mr Feng has held senior financial positions with various Guangdong state-owned companies regulated under the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.

In 2013, Mr Feng took up a new appointment as Financial Controller, at Guangxin Shipbuilding and Heavy Industry Co., Ltd and was appointed in 2016, as the Financial Controller with Donlink Group Co., Ltd.

In 2018, Mr Feng joined Guangdong Rising Holdings Group Co. Ltd., (GRHG) as the Deputy General Manager of the Finance Department and later in 2020 he was appointed as General Manager of Finance. In early 2022, Mr Feng took on his current position of General Manager of Guangdong Rising Investment Development Co., Ltd, with GRHG.

Mr Feng became a Non-executive Director of the PanAust Limited Board of Directors on 10 May 2022.

Mr Daling Zheng

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
MCom, MBA, PGDip

Mr Daling Zheng is PanAust Limited’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He has 20 years of experience in asset management and investment in China and internationally and holds a Master of Commerce (Applied Finance) from the University of Queensland, an MBA from Murdoch University, and a postgraduate diploma from the Queensland University of Technology.

Prior to joining PanAust Limited, Daling worked for Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonferrous Metal Co. where he was involved in mergers, acquisitions, and the asset management of international mines.

Daling’s previous experience includes as an investment approval officer in the Investment Management Committee of the China Ping An Group where he was responsible for the acquisition of global-listed companies and commercial banks, underwriting, investing in corporate bonds, and participating in Moody and Standard & Poor’s credit rating on Ping An Group. He has also been responsible for corporate banking at the China Minsheng Bank, and was an analyst in the energy and nonferrous metal industry at CITIC Futures.

Daling was appointed an Executive Director of PanAust Limited on 27 August 2018, Chief Financial Officer on 15 January 2019 and Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 23 July 2020. In 2022 Daling was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of PanAust Limited.

Mr Shu Yao


Mr Shu Yao is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years’ of experience in mining operations and management.

Mr Yao joined Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet’s (Nonfemet) Fankou Mine – one of the largest lead and zinc producing mines in Asia – in 1989 as a Mining Technician. He would later serve as the Mining Manager, General Manager of the Mining Department, and Assistant General Manager during his 26 year tenure with the Mine.

In 2015, Mr Yao transitioned to work directly for Nonfemet as the Assistant President; General Manager of the Mineral Resource Department. While with the Company, Mr Yao would go on to hold the roles of Deputy President and Director, and Executive Deputy President and Director.

In 2020, Mr Yao transitioned to his current role of Chairman of Guangdong Rising Investment Development Co. Ltd; a first tier subsidiary of Guangdong Rising Holdings Group Co. Ltd.

Mr Yao became the Chairman of PanAust Limited on 11 May 2021.