T-Ports’ Lucky Bay bunker site has received the first loads of Eyre Peninsula grain following deliveries of barley on Monday and Tuesday this week.
The Kaden family from Mitchellville once again took the honours of being the first growers to deliver into the Lucky Bay bunker site, with carrier Jack Kaden delivering Spartacus feed barley to the site. Growers from farms near Rudall and Kimba have also delivered barley this week.
T-Ports Chief Executive Officer Kieran Carvill said the company was excited about the new season and hoped to continue to receive the support of Eyre Peninsula growers.
He encouraged growers to review their delivery options this harvest, considering potential freight savings and grain prices, rather than relying on a single day’s price during the peak period.
“We are proud to have the support of growers in this region and we thank them for their ongoing support in ensuring T-Ports is a success,” he said.
“We are pleased to deliver an alternative export supply chain for EP grain growers, taking this state’s premium food product to the world.”
Mr Carvill said the two bunker sites at Lock and Lucky Bay were ready for harvest grower receivals following the first exports from the Lucky Bay port earlier this year using bespoke transhipment vessel MV Lucky Eyre.
“As the first and only part-grower-owned alternative supply chain on the EP, T-Ports is committed to delivering value to grain growers in the region through competition in the supply chain,” he said.
“We are proud to support South Australian businesses and regional communities along the process. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with growers on the Eyre Peninsula.”