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Herbert river mills – week 6 update

Improved weather conditions saw just over 190,000 tonnes of cane crushed for the week.

The fine, cool weather also saw CCS levels slowly increase, with a further 0.11 of a unit improvement on the previous week. This pushed the season-to-date CCS to 12.12 units.

There are two planned stops this week. Victoria Mill will undertake a 12-hour A-side milling train maintenance stop on Tuesday 27July. Macknade Mill will undertake a 12-hour maintenance stop on Thursday 29 July.

During the week, there was a reported near hit between a cane train and an excavator working adjacent to the cane rail corridor.

A reminder that any work being undertaken near our cane rail network poses a safety risk. Please communicate any planned work to the traffic office and ensure appropriate signage is used.

A full-laden cane train can take up to a kilometre to come to a complete stop.

Lindsay Wheeler
Cane Supply Manager
Herbert Region

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