WESTERN Australia’s CBH Group has out-turned 22 million tonnes (Mt) of grain in the year to September 30, the biggest annual volume ever shifted in the co-operative’s 90-year history.
The figure comprises 19.7Mt in total loaded at its four shipping terminals, 1.7Mt out-turned to the domestic market, and 560,000t in containers and break-bulk.
CBH set nine new monthly shipping records over 2022-23 by port zone as follows:
- Albany shipped 4.1Mt and broke seven monthly records;
- Esperance shipped 3.5Mt and broke three monthly records;
- Geraldton shipped 3.5Mt and broke two monthly records;
- Kwinana shipped 8.7Mt and broke ten monthly records.
On rail, CBH moved more than 10.9Mt in 2022-23 and set ten new monthly records for rail movements.
Road movements for the year were 11.4Mt and resulted in seven new monthly records.
Grain moved on road to port, including depots, totalled 8.3Mt and set nine new monthly records.
CBH Group chief operations officer Mick Daw said this was a huge achievement for everyone working in the co-operative’s supply chain.
“I want to thank all of our employees, contractors and growers for the role they played in delivering this result safely and demonstrating our ability to rise to the challenge,” Mr Daw said.
“This milestone demonstrates the hard work and effort across the supply chain to build a solid foundation for the CBH Strategy and reach our end goal of 3Mt (per month) by 2033.”
Record volume shifted has reduced CBH’s carryover into 2023-24 to 5.5Mt tonnes, a figure the bulk-handler aims to reduce to 4Mt by the start of next month.
Source: CBH Group