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Brookville and CBH sign access agreement

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Western Australia’s rail freight operator, Brookfield Rail, and CBH Group, Australia’s largest grain co-operative, have agreed an interim rail access agreement to cover the current harvest season.

The agreement will secure access to all railways used by CBH, providing supply chain security and certainty for Western Australia grain farmers for the current harvest.

“The agreement allows us to continue our operation on Brookfield Rail lines and gives our growers some certainty,” said David Capper, CBH’s General Manager Operations.

The interim agreement will cover the 2017 calendar year. Meanwhile, Brookfield and CBH will also continue to seek a long-term access agreement through an arbitration process.

“The arbitration process is ongoing with a hearing expected to take place during 2017,” continued Capper. “CBH Group is dedicated to lowering supply chain costs for Western Australia growers –this includes getting a fair deal on rail access fees.”

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