CBH record ship and rail movement

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CBH Group has broken their own state record for the largest amount of grain moved over a 12 month period via ship and rail.

A record breaking 15.01 million tonnes were shipped from October 1 2016 to September 30 2017 through the the four WA CBH port terminals, including Albany.

1.15 million tonnes were railed into the CBH Albany terminal and 2.85 million tonnes were shipped out of the Albany Port.

CBH Group General Manager David Capper said that these number surpassed the previous years total of 2.56 million tonnes.

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“Albany is expecting another bumper harvest this year, and looks set to achieve similar tonnages to last year given the good finish to the season.” He said.

“It’s anticipated that this will have a flow on effect to the volumes moved by ship and rail for the 2017-18 harvest.”

The previous state shipping record was 13.88 million tonnes in 2013-14.

Capper said 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.

“These new records would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment by our regional and port teams,

“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.” He said.

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