Emerald Logistics Pty Ltd (Emerald) (formerly Australian Bulk Alliance Pty Ltd (ABA)) operates the Port Terminal Facility for bulk wheat and other commodities at Appleton Dock, Port Melbourne.
On 26 March 2013, Emerald (formerly ABA) lodged a proposed undertaking for its port terminal services with the ACCC for assessment under section 44ZZA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA). The proposed undertaking was intended to cover the period from when Emerald’s existing undertaking expires (30 September 2013) until 30 September 2014 (after which it is expected that access to Emerald’s port terminal services will be covered by the mandatory Code of Conduct currently being developed).
The ACCC consented to Emerald's application to extend and vary its 2013 undertaking on 4 September 2014.
|Proposed undertaking||26 March 2013|
|Draft decision||14 August 2013|
|Final decision||26 September 2013|
|Application to extend and vary||17 July 2014|
|Draft decision||7 August 2014|
|Final decision||4 September 2014|