PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Australian grain cooperative CBH Group enjoyed its best shipping performance in the company’s 90-year history, with its supply chain outturning more than 21.9 million tonnes in 12 months.

Between Oct. 1, 2022, and Sept. 30, 2023, CBH shipped 19.7 million tonnes from its four export terminals, 1.7 million tonnes in domestic outturns and 560,000 tonnes of container and other outturns.

Mick Daw, chief operations officer for CBH, said the achievement demonstrates the resilience and determination of everyone working across the cooperative’s entire supply chain and deserves to be celebrated.

“This milestone demonstrates the hard work and effort across the supply chain to build a solid foundation for the CBH Strategy and reach our end goal of 3 million tonnes (monthly) by 2033,” Daw said. “Most importantly, this was achieved safely. While harvest was challenging, an increased focus on field leadership through the back end of the year saw a solid decrease in the number of injuries.”

CBH set nine new monthly statewide shipping records over the year. Breaking this achievement down by port zone:

  • Albany shipped 4.1 million tonnes and broke seven monthly records in the year
  • Esperance shipped 3.5 million tonnes and broke three monthly records in the year
  • Geraldton shipped 3.5 million tonnes and broke two monthly records
  • Kwinana shipped 8.7 million and broke ten monthly records in the year

Over 10.9 million tonnes were moved on rail for the 12-month period, setting 10 new monthly records for rail movements.

Road movements for the year were 11.4 million tonnes and resulted in seven new monthly records. Roads moved to port, including depots, was 8.3 million tonnes and set nine new monthly records.

CBH Group is Australia’s largest cooperative and a leader in the Australian grain industry with fertilizer to grain storage, handling, transport, marketing and processing operations. CBH has a network of more than 100 grain receival sites across Western Australia and four export port terminals.