Wheat export

ACCC proposes exemption for two Viterra grain port terminals

The ACCC has today released draft determinations proposing to exempt the services provided by grain handler Viterra at its Port Adelaide Inner Harbour and Outer Harbor facilities from parts of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code.

Viterra applied to be exempt from parts 3 to 6 of the code at all six of its South Australian port terminals; however, the ACCC’s draft determinations do not propose to exempt the company’s Port Lincoln, Wallaroo, Port Giles, and Thevenard facilities.

Draft determinations

On 6  October 2020 the ACCC issued draft determinations proposing to grant exemptions to Viterra in relation to its Port Adelaide Inner Harbour and Outer Harbor facilities and not grant exemptions to Viterra in relation to its Port Giles, Port Lincoln, Thevenard and Wallaroo facilities.

Exemption application

On 30 October 2019, Cargill provided a written application to the ACCC seeking to be determined an exempt service provider of port terminal services provided by means of its port terminal facility at Port Adelaide, South Australia.