CBH streamlines Geraldton receivals

25 Oct, 2013 01:00 AM
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 CBH samplers Sandy Clairs (left) and Amy Stephens use the first remote controlled sampler at the Geraldton port.
CBH samplers Sandy Clairs (left) and Amy Stephens use the first remote controlled sampler at the Geraldton port.

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."

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Show me the Money!
25/10/2013 6:04:09 AM, on Farm Weekly

Geraldton producers are getting ripped off by CBH and marketers alike. The best prices in Australia should be being achieved out of this zone with our close proximity to key export markets. Instead, we are cross subsidising producers in the South. Its a rort that will end very soon if I get my way. Watch this space
X AG Socialist
25/10/2013 7:15:57 AM, on Farm Weekly

Sea Captain master navigator " Show me the Money "has miscalculated and doesn't know his place in the world .
Hoegrass
25/10/2013 11:32:20 AM, on Farm Weekly

only a matter of time before the iron ore magnetite boys fold and options to export grain outside of cbh in the gero zone will be created. bide your time boys, options will be created . the monopoly is crumbling

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