Presentation on theme: "Carrs Flour Mills – Wheat by Water. History Recent Times."— Presentation transcript:
Carrs Flour Mills – Wheat by Water
The Solution looked simple….
Hard Questions Are there better options? Are the savings from switching Ports enough to justify the investment? Is the business regular in volume? Is the market going to alter? Are there fringe benefits? Does the Project have a sensible payback?
Look into the Future Does it start to make sense now?
Freight Facilities Grants Somewhat technical and onerous process, but… Very helpful and willing people in Transport Scotland Give them the facts to help them make the right decision Prove that the Environmental Benefit is real Demonstrate that it is long term
We achieved the Grant, the plan now makes sense. Now get on with it!
Pitfalls along the way Planning Permission Other Permissions Local concerns Hidden costs with ships Commodity price increases Unforeseen delays The weather!
But the advantages win Environmental Benefit Consistent consignments Protection against haulage cost increases Long term business foundation Unforeseen opportunities due to the weather!
Thankyou for listening. Julius Deane, Wheat Director, Carrs Flour Mills