CBH in un­charted ter­ri­tory with grain lo­gis­tics stats

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The CBH Group says it has set a West­ern Aus­tralian ship­ping and rail records for the largest amount of grain moved by the co-op­er­a­tive over a 12-month pe­riod.

A to­tal of 15.01 million tonnes was shipped from Oc­to­ber 1, 2016 to Septem­ber 30 through CBH’s four port ter­mi­nals in Ger­ald­ton, Kwinana, Al­bany and Esper­ance. This in­cludes the monthly record of 1.89 million tonnes in Jan­uary.

There were record rail move­ments with a to­tal of 8.65 million tonnes moved in the same pe­riod, beat­ing the pre­vi­ous high of 8.53 million tonnes in 2013-14.

The an­nual records were driven by the bumper 2016-17 har­vest and “the abil­ity of the co- op­er­a­tive’s sup­ply chain to meet the high vol­umes”, CBH GM op­er­a­tions David Cap­per says.

“More than half of the amount shipped, just over 9.8 million tonnes, was ex­ported be­tween Jan­uary and June 2017, demon­strat­ing CBH’s sup­ply chains ca­pac­ity to re­spond to global de­mand.

“It also proves that our strat­egy to con­tinue to in­crease to­tal ton­nages avail­able through our ship­ping sys­tem and bet­ter berth util­i­sa­tion is ca­pa­ble of han­dling high vol­umes.”

New rail in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment in 2012 had helped CBH to man­age in­creas­ing vol­umes while min­imis­ing the cost of get­ting grow­ers’ grain to mar­ket through re­duced freight rates.

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