Freight Rail

CBH reports second-biggest harvest

Western Australia grain handler CBH Group says it’s completed its second biggest harvest on record, with 16.4 million tonnes of grain received across its network throughout the 2018/19 season.

The large crop, which stood in stark contrast to the drought-stricken grain market on the eastern side of the country, broke multiple records. The Kwinana Zone recorded 8 million tonnes of grain delivered, beating the record from 2013/14 of 7.5 million tonnes.

In all, 25 sites broke season receival records. 17 sites across the Kwinana Zone broke daily receival records.

“While we were anticipating a larger than average harvest, the final result was more than we expected and a great outcome for growers and CBH,” general manager for operations David Capper said.

“This is a particularly pleasing result as we introduced a number of changes to delivery process this season, including the implementation of the new CDF mobile delivery app for growers and transporters.

“The CDF app, coupled with the extensive site throughput enhancements made prior to harvest and dedicated work from the CBH teams have all contributed to improving our efficiency at site.”