T-Ports has published its first price for wheat, ahead of its inaugural harvest at the Lucky Bay port, with grain trader ADM the first official client in its network.
T-Ports chief executive officer Kieran Carvill said support from ADM and Eyre Peninsula growers had been valuable as it approaches harvest.
ADM was also responsible for the first delivery of grain into the Lock site in April.
ADM Asia Pacific Trading managing director Tim Henry said he looked forward to building on the existing relationship between ADM and T-Ports
"The grain supply chain in SA is evolving, and T-Ports presence on the EP will provide growers with choice and competition in the supply chain," he said.
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The $130-million Lucky Bay project will be open for grower receivals for the 2019 harvest.
It features two up-country bunker storage sites at Lock and Lucky Bay with about 500,000 tonnes of capacity, steel silos at port with about 24,000t of storage, port receival and loading facilities, a bespoke transhipment vessel with a capacity of 3500t and a fertiliser import and storage facility.
"T-Ports is committed to the EP and we know this development will provide grain growers in the region the competition in the supply chain they have been waiting a long time for," Mr Carvill said.
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