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CBH supply chain update


The CBH supply chain performed strongly in April, as the co-operative continues to work towards achieving our target of exporting two million tonnes per month by 2024, the first horizon of our Path to 2033 Strategy

Shipping performance

As of 30 April 2023, we have exported 12.08 million tonnes, over 750,000 tonnes more than initially scheduled in our export plan and 30 per cent more than at the same time last year.

For the period 1 October 2022 to 30 April 2023 (inclusive):

  • 2.36 million tonnes were shipped from the Albany zone
  • 2.25 million tonnes were shipped from the Esperance zone
  • 2.22 million tonnes were shipped from the Geraldton zone
  • 5.25 million tonnes were shipped from the Kwinana zone

We also set a statewide April shipping record of 1.7 million tonnes, surpassing the volume exported in April 2017.

Rail and road performance

Road and rail logistics again performed strongly last month, both setting April records for the delivery of grain from country sites to our ports and Metro Grain Centre (MGC).

Together with our partner Aurizon, we moved a record 944,000 tonnes on rail, surpassing the previous high achieved in 2015. This was supported by our road contractors transporting 654,000 tonnes from our country sites to our ports and MGC. 

The strong domestic demand for grain continues, with almost 114,000 tonnes outturned in April alone. This is the thirteenth consecutive monthly record for the outturn of grain to domestic customers. 

We look forward to sharing further supply chain updates throughout 2023.


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