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Viterra’s fee structure reflects the most efficient operations of the storage and handling network long term. The structure is designed to encourage growers and commercial customers to use the most efficient sites and ports.

Storage and handling service fees are paid by the commercial customers, and it is at their discretion how they reflect Viterra’s cost-based charging structure in their site based pricing to grower customers.

Viterra has released our storage and handling fees for the 2019/20 season with some changes to structure and pricing for the coming year.

Viterra is focused on:

  • passing efficiency gains and cost savings directly on to grower and buyer customers
  • making it easier for customers to use the Viterra system
  • improving our services through continued investment in our supply chain

Our 2019/20 fee structure reflects efficiency gains that we’ve obtained through changes in our operations, while also ensuring the long term sustainability of our supply chain through ongoing investment.

Monthly storage fees

For growers’ warehoused grain, storage fees are now waived for the month following the month of delivery.

For example, tonnes delivered to a Viterra site in November will not incur a storage fee for November and December. If grain is transferred from warehouse to a buyer in this period, there will not be any monthly storage fees incurred. Grain will only incur a storage fee if stock remains in warehouse on 1 January.

The storage fee per month has been simplified, with a flat rate consistent across the year until end of August. Growers will receive a saving of between 60 cents and $1.42 depending on the months of delivery and transfer. Viterra will advise buyers of the exact accumulated storage fee when grain is transferred.

Our recent investment in our grain IT management system, SIMS, has allowed us to facilitate these changes.

Receival fees

Receival fees have not increased for major wheat and other (feed) barley deliveries to Viterra’s major sites. Receival fees will remain at the 2018/19 fee of $13.17 for major wheat and $13.42 for other barley.

To reflect recent changes and efficiencies within the Viterra network, there have been some changes to whether sites are Tier 1 or Tier 2 upcountry receival sites. Eudunda and Owen are now Tier 1 sites, and Coomandook, Gulnare, Jamestown, Mallala, Murray Bridge and Murdinga are Tier 2 sites.

Simplified fees

We have made changes to simplify our fees this season and continue to make it easier for buyers to use the Viterra system. These changes include:

  • single outturn and port inloading fees, no longer varied between rail and road transport
  • flattened shipping fees which are no longer varied based on shipping period
  • simplified monthly storage fees.

Viterra has multiple buyers in its system and simplifying our fees will make it easier for buyers to do business through Viterra.

 

Tier 1 and Tier 2 upcountry receival sites

To reflect the most efficient and cost effective operations of the storage and handling network, Viterra has two tiers of receival fees at upcountry sites.

 
Site code Site Site code Site Site code Site
APA Apamurra EUD Eudunda RUD Rudall
ARD Ardrossan FRA Frances SAD Saddleworth
ARN Arno Bay GLA Gladstone SNO Snowtown
BAL Balaklava KAR Karoonda STB Streaky Bay
BOO Booleroo Centre KEI Keith TAI Tailem Bend
BOR Bordertown KIM Kimba TUM Tumby Bay
BOW Bowmans LAM Lameroo TWO Two Wells
BUC Buckleboo LOC Lock WAR Warramboo
CON Coonalpyn LOX Loxton WER Werrimull
COW Cowell MAN Mangalo WRL Wirrulla
CRY Crystal Brook OWE Owen WIT Witera
CUM Cummins PIR Port Pirie WOL Wolseley
DAR Darke Peak PNR Pinnaroo WUD Wudinna
DOO Dooen POO Poochera
ELL Elliston ROS Roseworthy

 
Site code Site Site code Site Site code Site
BUT Bute MEL Melrose NEI Port Neill
COM Coomandook MON Monarto South SBN Strathalbyn
EDI Edillilie MDA Murdinga TAR Tarlee
GUL Gulnare MBR Murray Bridge TOO Tooligie
JAM Jamestown NUN Nunjikompita YEE Yeelanna
KPI Kapinnie PRL Parilla
MAL Mallala PEN Penong

 

Export Select rates

Viterra’s Export Select Rebate gives a proportion of the rebate directly to growers via the Export Select Rates, which has been used by Grain Trade Australia (GTA) in determining their Location Differentials. The commercial customers who continue to utilise Viterra’s logistics service will still be entitled to an Export Select Rebate to reflect the associated supply chain efficiencies.

Port receival and storage fees

It is essential port terminals are managed to facilitate shipping requirements, in order to meet peak demands and maximise the efficiency of the storage and handling network for the benefit of growers, marketers and the industry.

Viterra is continuing to reflect the cost differences of the supply chain pathways through the port handling and shipping fee structure for its port terminals. Port terminal storage needs to be constantly turned over to allow flexibility and efficiency in meeting shipping requirements.