Media Release 18/11/2022
THIS YEARS BUMPER HARVEST SAW THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STORAGE, LOGISTICS AND EXPORT COMPANY ACHIEVE THE SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE.
South Australian based Port Infrastructure company T-Ports announced it received its 1 millionth tonne from growers. The delivery of SP1 malt came into its Lock site on the Eyre Peninsula on Friday the 11th of November. The milestone comes just two and a half years after the first loads were exported via its Lucky Bay Port facility in March 2020.
The 1 millionth tonne was delivered by Kerran (Gus) and Mel Glover and family.
Kerran (Gus) said, “Our family and staff are proud to have delivered the 1,000,000th tonne to T Ports. From the beginning we have been supportive of the T Ports concept and keen to be involved, with a vision of the potential benefits to our business and our region. Previous to this we had no realistic choice for deliveries or marketing, we now do as a direct result of competition. With greater trader activity, storage and shipping capacity we have seen pricing in our port zone increase, the flow on benefits to all farmers within the area, putting more money back into communities. Incentives to deliver are open and transparent, all farmers treated the same, but isn’t that the way it should be?!! As our business continues to grow we look forward to partnering T-Ports in the future. The investment in extra storage and elevation capacity will no doubt come into play this season.”
In providing his comments on the milestone T-Ports Business Development & Client Relations Manager Tim Gurney said “To reach the milestone of our 1 millionth tonne (grower receival) so quickly, is truly a proud moment, in an industry that has promised many port developments across South Australia, we have been the ones to achieve this and are now receiving grain at our 2nd Port at Wallaroo, that’s two greenfield Ports constructed within 4 years. This is achievable via our business model having that ‘point of difference in business’, lower capital expenditure and shallow water transhipment offering competitive port charges and additional export capacity to the market .
This harvest is promising to be at record production and with the launch of the Wallaroo facility our capacity is growing, which will be of great benefit to local growers and our grain trade partners. Grain Traders have seen the benefits of extra export capacity and the growers have noticed the price board benefits from the additional competition within the grain supply chains of SA, hence the support has
been remarkable from all parties wanting to boost bottom line figures and end user access. This is more of a growers milestone than T-Ports’, without their fantastic support for change, our business would not succeed. It has taken great relationships and support from our grain trade partners and growers alike to achieve such a milestone.”
T-Ports invites growers to be part of the local alternative to grain and commodity export in South Australia. A partnership where local communities benefit from local export.