Grain growers are invited to pre-harvest meetings to find out about the services and value offered to them by T-Ports’ expanded operations on Eyre Peninsula.
The meetings will be held at Rudall, Lock and Waramboo on October 19 and at Kimba and Cowell on October 20. T-Ports Chief Executive Officer Kieran Carvill, Business Development and Client Relations Manager Tim Gurney, and Grower and Client Support Officer Suzanne Irvine, plus representatives of T-Ports’ grain trade partners, will present.
T-Ports is developing a new bunker site at Kimba and increasing storage capacity at its Lock site by about 40,000 tonnes, with both to be ready for the upcoming harvest. Grain from both sites and a third bunker site at Lucky Bay is exported via the company’s port, also at Lucky Bay, which utilises a shallow draft transhipment vessel to take the grain to ocean-going ships anchored at sea.
“We’re inviting grain growers to join us and find out about how T-Ports is backing the grain industry on Eyre Peninsula by providing efficient and customer-friendly storage facilities, increased site capacity, flexible delivery arrangements and how we plan to continue to grow,” Mr Carvill said.
“We’re working with growers to help them capture more control of their grain, and to lower costs, reduce labour inputs and increase returns.
“In addition, we will give an overview of how our new port and grain export facility at Wallaroo, to come online for harvest 2022, will also benefit EP growers. Using our transhipment vessel, the MV Lucky Eyre at Wallaroo and Lucky Bay will create significant efficiencies and cost savings and lower operating costs at both ports.”
Participants at the grower meetings will also get commodity market updates from T-Ports’ grain trader partners and local brokers and an insight into T-Ports’ plans to diversify into export of other non-grain bulk commodities.
“The grain industry will always be our focus, but we are also looking at how we can diversify into commodities such as those produced by mining and forestry,” Mr Carvill said.
“This will enable greater use of our assets, help to drought proof our business, and bring in multiple revenue streams, further securing our future in regional South Australia.
“The meetings are a great opportunity for growers to learn about how they can benefit from doing business with T-Ports and for us to catch up with them as valued clients before harvest begins.
“We look forward to seeing you there.”
Participants are required to register to ensure compliance with COVID-19 requirements. Details: https://bit.ly/TPortsOctMtgs