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Viterra Australia outturns 4.3Mt in first half

Grain Central, April 4, 2024

The Krini loads canola at Viterra’s Port Lincoln terminal ahead of its departure last week for the United Arab Emirates port of Jebel Ali. Photo: Viterra

VITERRA has outturned 4.3 million tonnes (Mt) of grain this season, equivalent to three-quarters of the 5.6Mt growers delivered to its sites during the 2023-24 harvest.

The October-March outturn comprises 4Mt for export and 320,000t for the domestic market.

“Having a strong early shipping program is great news for growers as we have been able to move their grain to market when demand is at its highest before the Northern Hemisphere harvest begins,” Viterra general manager supply chain Derek Robjohns said.

“Our ability to do this safely and efficiently demonstrates the strength and reliability of our supply chain and provides value to our grower and buyer customers.”

Mr Robjohns said employees across the Viterra network have been busy working to meet the demand at its six port terminals, all in South Australia.

“We have now loaded over 1Mt on to vessels at each of our Port Lincoln and Outer Harbor terminals.

“We are also exporting lentils at a record pace from our Wallaroo port to meet the needs of buyers, where we are seeing strong demand after we received the commodity at the site for the first time this season.”

Receivals 4-31 Mar 2024 1 Oct 2023-31 March 2024
Western region 7822 1891470
Central region 7838 2341382
Eastern region 7908 1413585
Total tonnes 23568 5646437

During the month, growers delivered around 23,568t into Viterra sites to lift total receivals for the first half of the marketing year to 5.65Mt.

Source: Viterra

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