Rail and Road Transport
Rail transport plays a vital part in our ability to get tonnes to port for export efficiently with around 60 per cent of tonnes transported by rail to port. Given the importance of rail to CBH, we have invested significantly in rail assets for the benefit of growers.
Since our initial investment in rail assets in 2011, we now own 28 locomotives and 574 wagons that transport grain from upcountry sites to our Geraldton, Kwinana and Albany Grain Terminals. On average each year, 2,800 trains arrive at these three ports, delivering 7.6 million tonnes of grain.
The rail fleet is dedicated to the most efficient transfer of grain from our country receival points to our four export terminals.
Our rail activities are supported by road transport with approximately million tonnes of grain moved by road to a rail terminal or to our post terminals throughout the year.
We offer freight services to customers so they are able to capitalise on volume. Providing a unique, integrated supply chain from grower to customers with reliable, flexible and professional shipping services, we undertake grain freight of more than six million tonnes each year across 135 vessels.
We handle handysize to post-Panamax vessel shipments from Australia, United States, Canada, South America and Europe to key grain markets in Asia, Europe, Central America and the Middle East.
Australian Bulk Stevedoring, a wholly owned CBH subsidiary, provides stevedoring services to exporters from our grain ports.