T-Ports welcomes ADM pricing at Lucky Bay

T-Ports is pleased to welcome ADM as an official client in its network after the grain marketer published a price for wheat from the Lucky Bay port.

T-Ports Chief Executive Officer Kieran Carvill said the ongoing support from ADM and Eyre Peninsula growers had been invaluable as the company prepares for its first harvest.

“ADM have been strong supporters of T-Ports and the price represents their ongoing belief in the T-Ports philosophy and business,” he said.

“We are keenly aware of the needs of grain traders and understand their business involves high levels of risk that need to be considered and managed.

“We invite growers to support us and ADM and to continue to keep an eye out as other grain marketers join T-Ports as clients.”

ADM Asia Pacific Trading Managing Director Tim Henry said he looked forward to building on the existing relationship between ADM and T-Ports

“Posting a bid for the 2019 harvest at Lucky Bay is a natural step for ADM. The grain supply chain in South Australia is evolving, and T-Ports presence on the Eyre Peninsula will provide growers with choice and competition in the supply chain.”

The $130 million Lucky Bay project will be open for grower receivals for the 2019 harvest. It features two up-country bunker storage sites at Lock and Lucky Bay with approximately 500,000 tonnes of capacity, steel silos at port with approximately 24,000 tonnes of storage, port receival and loading facilities, a bespoke transhipment vessel with a capacity of 3,500 tonnes and a fertiliser import and storage facility.

“T-Ports is committed to the Eyre Peninsula and we know this development will provide grain growers in the region the competition in the supply chain they have been waiting a long time for,” Mr Carvill 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.”