On 29 May 2017 Riordan Grain Services provided a submission in support of exempt provider status for its operation at Port of Geelong in Victoria. The ACCC sought additional information from Riordan Grain Services and a revised application was lodged on 31 May 2017.
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.