CBH ships 1.85Mt in new Feb record

Grain Central, March 13, 2023

The neo panamax Efessos Wave loaded 64,003t of canola bound for Belgium to set a new record for CBH’s Albany terminal and contributed to the group’s new February record. Photo: CBH Group

WESTERN Australia’s CBH Group has achieved its best shipping performance for the month of February, with new state-wide records set for shipping and road performance.

CBH shipped 1.85 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2023, up from 1.73Mt in January, but down on its all-time shipping record of 2.18Mt set in December.

The group’s record for February breaks the previous best for the month of 1.7Mt set in February 2019.

“With a new record of 22.7Mt delivered to the CBH network this harvest, we are starting an extensive outloading program, and want to maintain this performance as we move closer to sustainably hitting our first horizon target of 2Mt per month by 2024,” CBH chief operations officer Mick Daw said.

The Albany, Esperance and Kwinana Grain Terminals all set new records for February:

  • Albany shipped 416,000t to beat previous best of 394,000t in 2022;
  • Esperance shipped 389,000t to beat previous best of 378,000t in 2017;
  • Kwinana shipped 771,000t to beat previous best of 712,000t in 2014.

On road, 965,000t was moved in the network, inclusive of depot moves, surpassing the previous record of 953,000t set in February 2017.

Rail outloading also continues to perform strongly and is still well above the previous five-year February average.

Source: CBH Group


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