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 its storage and handling fees for the 2020/21 season. We are focused on passing efficiency gains on to grower and buyer customers, and our fee structure reflects further efficiency gains we have achieved through changes to our operations.
Receival fees at all upcountry sites for all commodities and grades remain the same as last harvest, and for the second consecutive year, the receival fee for major wheat and other barley has not increased at upcountry sites.
For growers’ warehoused grain, we will continue to waive storage fees for the month of delivery and the month following delivery.
We have continued to simplify our fees this harvest with the removal of sites being classified as Tier 1 or Tier 2 providing a cost saving directly to growers when delivering to a site previously considered Tier 2. The removal of tiers makes it easier for growers to plan which site to deliver to and for buyers to do business through Viterra.
Our 2020/21 Export Select freight rates reflect further efficiency gains that we’ve obtained through changes in our operations and decreases in some cost inputs, while continuing to ensure the long term sustainability of our business through ongoing investment.
It is essential our port terminals are managed to facilitate shipping requirements, allowing us to meet peak demands and maximise the efficiency of the storage and handling network for the benefit our grower customers, buyer customers and the industry.
Through our port receival and storage fees, we are continuing to reflect the cost differences of the supply chain pathways.