CBH Fertiliser secures ample fertiliser supplies
There is no denying that 2022 is shaping up to be one of the most volatile years for the global fertiliser market from both a price and supply perspective. Following China’s banned exports late last year and Russia reducing exports, many growers have one eye on the Russian conflict with Ukraine and the increasing costs plus the global logistics supply chain to deliver. Despite these issues, CBH Fertiliser is working hard to ensure all shipments contracted for 2022 arrive safely and on time.
In preparation for the upcoming seeding season, CBH Fertiliser has phosphate product both in warehouses and on the water for grower contracts. We’re anticipating two phosphate vessels to arrive this month, which will unload product in Geraldton, Kwinana and Esperance.
In the nitrogen space, we have started procurement earlier than ever and are confident to share that we have four vessels booked to arrive in Geraldton, Kwinana and Esperance from March to June 2022. We strongly believe that we have set the benchmark for urea pricing across the past month and are happy to share this pricing with growers to continually challenge input costs.
We appreciate in advance growers’ patience during the peak season as we balance a challenging logistics and commodity environment. CBH has employed additional staff at Kwinana to enable two split shifts as we aim to keep operating hours up during peak demand.
CBH Fertiliser project updates
We also look forward to our new Esperance facility being operational early April 2022 and the Kwinana expansion project in the first half of 2023 to bolster our granular and liquid offering across a wider catchment for all growers to enjoy.
Image caption: live photo from our Fertiliser expansion development next to the Kwinana Grain Terminal where progress is at 10 per cent and the piling holes are being drilled for the UAN tanks.
If you have any questions for the upcoming seeding season, please contact the CBH Fertiliser team or visit our website.