GROWERS in the Geraldton Port Zone are set to benefit from a myriad of upgrades by CBH to the Geraldton port.
Two new sampling sheds, equipped with four new sampling spears, along with four new weighbridges and a larger truck marshalling area will see a new streamlined system during the 2013-2014 harvest period.
CBH Geraldton zone manager Duncan Gray hoped the new facilities would help to decrease the time of turn around for growers.
"Hopefully we will be able to get growers in and out of the Geraldton port quicker than we have done before," Mr Gray said.
"That then reduces their time waiting or their cycle time, which then gives them the opportunity to get more tonnes in through extra loads."
Mr Gray said the Geraldton port, along with the Albany and Esperence ports were the jewel in the CBH crown.
"It's the biggest area and we receive anywhere between 600,000 and one million tonnes into the port from grower deliveries," he said.
"To receive that type of tonneage at one site, you really need to have the facilities to accommodate it."