Wheat export

  • The Wheat Port Code of Conduct seeks to make sure bulk wheat exporters have fair and transparent access to port terminal services.
  • The ACCC can exempt port terminal service providers from having to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the wheat port code.
  • We monitor the compliance of port terminal service providers with the wheat port code.
  • We produce monitoring reports that analyse bulk grain exports and examine industry matters.

Wheat export projects

Title Type Status
Bulk Cargo Services exemption assessment Access exemption Under assessment
8 September 2022

On 26 August 2022 Bulk Cargo Services Pty Ltd applied to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility at Pinkenba, Queensland.

Viterra capacity allocation system variation Access determination Finalised
2 September 2022

Viterra is a bulk handling company that operates six bulk wheat port facilities in South Australia.

Port of Portland wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised
3 May 2022

On 3 September 2021, Port of Portland Pty Limited applied to the ACCC to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its port terminal facility at Portland, Victoria. On 3 May 2022 the ACCC released a final determination document confirming that it has determined Port of Portland Pty Limited to be an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its Portland facility. The exemption was made by notifiable instrument.

Port of Portland Limited 2021-22 capacity allocation process - compliance outcome Compliance assessment Finalised
4 February 2022

On 20 December 2021 the ACCC wrote to Port of Portland Limited (POPL) regarding its 2021-22 bulk grain export capacity allocation process and non-compliance with subclause 25(2) of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct (the Code).

ADM Trading Australia wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised
24 September 2021

Following pre-lodgement discussions in 2020, on 14 January 2021 ADM Trading Australia provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of a port terminal facility at Port Pirie, South Australia. On 14 July 2021 the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to determine ADM to be an exempt service provider of port terminal services at its Port Pirie facility.

Viterra wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised
20 July 2021

On 2 July 2019, Viterra provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of all six of their port terminal facilities located in South Australia.

Cargill Port Adelaide wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised
2 July 2020

On 30 October 2019, Cargill provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of its port terminal facility at Port Adelaide, South Australia.

LINX Port Adelaide exemption Access exemption Finalised
21 May 2020

On 11 October 2017 the ACCC granted exempt service provider status to LINX Cargo Care Group at its Berth 29, Port Adelaide facility. Exempt service providers do not have to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

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