Wheat export

Revocation of exemption

On 11 October 2017 the ACCC revoked the exemption granted to Patrick at its Berth 29, Port Adelaide facility. The ACCC was satisfied that the reasons for granting the exemption no longer applied as Patrick ceased operating as the port service provider at this port terminal facility.

ACCC grants Bulk Wheat Port Code exemptions at Port of Geelong and Port Adelaide

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued final determinations that exempt Riordan Grain Services and Semaphore Container Services from having to comply with certain parts of the mandatory Bulk Wheat Code when providing services at their respective Port of Geelong and Port Adelaide facilities.

“The ACCC considers that both Riordan and Semaphore will face significant competitive constraint, specifically from GrainCorp and Viterra,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.

Final Determination

On 28 July 2017 the ACCC released a final determination granting exempt service provider status to Riordan Grain Services in relation to its port terminal facility at Berth 3, Laschelles Wharf, Port of Geelong.  

ACCC proposes to grant bulk wheat Port Code exemptions at the Port of Geelong and Port Adelaide

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released draft determinations proposing to exempt Riordan Grain Services and Semaphore Container Services from certain parts of the mandatory Bulk Wheat Code in relation to their respective operations at the Port of Geelong and Port Adelaide.

“Riordan and Semaphore will both face significant competitive constraint from larger operations. The ACCC’s preliminary view is that it is appropriate to grant exemptions to these smaller players,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.