Viterra harvest intake passes 8.7Mt

Grain Central January 31, 2023

Bunker storage has come to the fore in this bumper season as Viterra’s Roseworthy site north of Adelaide. Photo: Jeffrey Schuster

GROWERS delivered 110,738 tonnes of grain to Viterra in the week to January 29, with wheat remaining the major commodity, according to Viterra’s last weekly report for the 2022-23 harvest.

It takes total receivals for the South Australian-based bulk handler from the bumper harvest to 8.7 million tonnes (Mt).

Viterra general manager supply chain Derek Robjohns said Viterra was continuing to out-turn grain via truck and train to transport to port for shipping.

“We have moved in excess of 1.25Mt of grain from our up-country sites to port since the beginning of harvest,” Mr Robjohns said.

“To move this grain during harvest is a mammoth job for our employees as well as our transport providers, who play a crucial role in our supply chain and helping us connect growers with end use customers.”

Viterra has loaded 46 vessels headed to 22 countries with more than 1.85Mt of commodities to date this harvest.

“We recorded our second largest month ever for shipping, where we loaded 905,000 tonnes onto vessels in December.

“Our harvest shipping puts us in a fantastic position to execute the remainder of our bumper program, where a record 18 exporters forward booked a record 7Mt of shipping with Viterra for the season.”

Viterra has now switched to monthly receival reports, and will release its first for the 2022-23 harvest on March 7.

Week to Jan 29 Harvest to Jan 29
Western region 12,988 3,266,811
Central region 70,404 3,634,003
Eastern region 27,346 1,824,348
TOTAL TONNES 110,738 8,725,162

Source: Viterra


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