Wheat export

ACCC proposes to grant an exemption to Patrick bulk wheat facility at Port Adelaide

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a draft determination proposing to exempt Patrick Stevedoring Pty Ltd from having to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct in relation to its facilities at Berth 29, Port Adelaide.

“The ACCC’s preliminary view is that Patrick will face sufficient competitive constraint to warrant granting it an exemption from certain parts of the Code when providing services at its Port Adelaide facility,” ACCC Commissioner Cifuentes said.

ACCC approves long term agreements at Viterra’s Bulk wheat port terminals

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a final decision to approve Viterra’s proposal to introduce long term agreements (LTAs) to allocate port capacity at its six South Australian bulk wheat ports.

“The ACCC considers that Viterra’s proposal, submitted in November, substantially addresses concerns raised in the ACCC’s draft assessment to not approve Viterra’s June proposal,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.

Final decision

The ACCC has made a final decision to approve Viterra's application to introduce long term agreements for the allocation of port capacity at its six South Australian bulk wheat port terminals.

The ACCC's approval relates to Viterra's proposed Port Loading Protocols provided to the ACCC on 10 November 2015.

ACCC confirms plan to exempt two Port Kembla wheat ports

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a position paper confirming that it intends to grant exemptions to GrainCorp and Quattro from having to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Wheat Code at their respective Port Kembla terminal facilities.

These exemption determinations will be made when Quattro’s facility, which is in the final stages of development, is complete. Until then, GrainCorp will remain subject to the full set of Code provisions.

ACCC grants exemptions to two wheat port terminals at the Port of Brisbane

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued final determinations granting exemptions to Queensland Bulk Terminals (QBT) and GrainCorp from having to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Wheat Code at their Port of Brisbane bulk wheat port terminals.

“The ACCC considers that the two Brisbane port terminals face sufficient competition to warrant granting both operators exemptions from certain parts of the Code when providing services at their Brisbane facilities,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.

ACCC grants an exemption to wheat port terminal at Bunbury

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a final determination granting an exemption to WA Chip & Pulp Co Pty Ltd (WAPRES) from having to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Wheat Code at its Bunbury bulk wheat port terminal.

“The ACCC considers that WAPRES faces sufficient competition at its Bunbury facility to warrant reducing the level of regulation it faces under the Code,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.