On 30 July 2015, the ACCC exempted Newcastle Agri Terminal Pty Ltd's and Qube Holdings Limited's respective bulk wheat terminals at the Port of Newcastle under the mandatory Code on bulk wheat terminal access.
The Code commenced on 30 September 2014. It 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.