Wheat export

The Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct, which was made on 30 September 2014, regulates the conduct of bulk wheat port terminal operators. The ACCC enforces the Code and also has certain specific roles in relation to exemptions and capacity allocation systems. The ACCC’s role replaces its previous wheat export function whereby it assessed port terminal services access undertakings for wheat export.

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Title Type Status
LINX Port Adelaide exemption Access exemption Finalised
11 October 2017

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.

Riordan Grain Services Port of Geelong wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised

On 29 May 2017, Riordan Grain Services submitted an application to be exempted from Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct. The ACCC sought additional information from Riordan Grain Services and a revised application was lodged on 31 May 2017.

Semaphore Port Adelaide wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised

On 27 July 2017, the ACCC released a final determination granting exempt service provider status to Semaphore at its port terminal facility at Osborne Berth 1, Inner Harbour, Port Adelaide . Exempt service providers do not have to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

Port Kembla wheat ports exemption assessments Access exemption Finalised
1 April 2016

A mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access commenced on 30 September 2014. The Code regulates bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.The Code allows for regulation to be reduced at ports where appropriate. The ACCC may exempt a port terminal service provider from certain provisions of the Code in relation to a specific port terminal facility.

Patrick Port Adelaide wheat port exemption assesment Access exemption Withdrawn
11 October 2017

On 1 April 2016 the ACCC released a final determination granting an exemption to Patrick at its Port Adelaide port terminal facility from Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

Viterra 2015 Access determination Finalised
3 December 2015

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

Viterra's port terminal services are currently regulated by the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct (Code). The Code regulates bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities.

Port of Brisbane wheat ports exemption assessments Access exemption Finalised
24 September 2015

On 24 September 2015 the ACCC released final determinations granting exemptions to both GrainCorp and Queensland Bulk Terminals at their respective bulk wheat port terminals at the Port of Brisbane.

The mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access allows for regulation to be reduced at ports where appropriate. The ACCC may exempt a port terminal service provider from certain provisions of the Code in relation to a specific port terminal facility. Exempt service providers do not need to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Code.

Bunbury wheat port exemption assessment Access exemption Finalised
24 September 2015

On 24 September 2015 the ACCC released a final determination granting an exemption to WAPRES at its Bunbury port terminal facility.

A mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access commenced on 30 September 2014. The Code regulates bulk wheat port terminal operators to ensure that exporters have fair and transparent access to terminal facilities. The Code allows for regulation to be reduced at ports where appropriate. The ACCC may exempt a port terminal service provider from certain provisions of the Code in relation to a specific port terminal facility.

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