Viterra receives 115,000 tonnes by freight this harvest season

 

News article: Viterra receives 115,000 tonnes by freight this harvest season

The 2019/20 harvest season has seen Viterra, the grain storage and handling network for South Australia and western Victoria, moving just over 3.

  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
A feel good announcement designed to put some credibility back into the brand of a company who moved large tonnages from rail to road.

Within the last two weeks, Viterra received 115,000 tonnes of wheat, barley and canola from five trains from Gladstone, Snowtown and Bowmans, according to the grain handler. Three ports (Port Giles, Thevenard and Port Lincoln) also loaded vessels.
Vitera

Note how the company lists 3 ports of receiving and not mentioning it was road.  They were keen to say rail (trains) for the bulk of the article.

Most of the 115,000 tonnes of grain received in the past two weeks were delivered into Viterra’s Eastern region sites, with 36 sites receiving the grain between 25 December and 5 January according to Viterra’s first monthly receivals report.
Viterra

Of the 36 sites how many of these are rail connected to used to transport the grains to the port?

Viterra receives 115,000 tonnes by freight this harvest season

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Could Vitera is they wanted contract some grain to PN or Qube for silos where GWA have been dispensed with ?
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
A feel good announcement designed to put some credibility back into the brand of a company who moved large tonnages from rail to road.

Viterra receives 115,000 tonnes by freight this harvest season
8077
A feel good announcement with a stupid headline - by freight? What in the blazes does that mean? Bullock Dray?
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

A feel good announcement with a stupid headline - by freight? What in the blazes does that mean? Bullock Dray?
BrentonGolding
Further to making two errors in the headline (the amount received is actually 3.9 M tonnes), Rail Express have categorised it under passenger rail.

The original press release was titled 'Viterra harvest update' and it made a whole lot more sense than the version butchered by Rail Express and copied onto Railpage.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
If the figure is 115,000 tonnes on rail
Then that is very poor.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

If the figure is 115,000 tonnes on rail
Then that is very poor.
freightgate
Read the article slowly and carefully and you'll find what the 115,000 tonnes refers to.

Hint: it's not the total amount delivered by rail for the season.

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