Choked and gouged: story of NSW containerised grain exports

John Ellicott
By John Ellicott
September 5 2021 - 8:00pm
All along the supply chain the price for grain is being gouged by various hold-ups or extra handling fees both in Australia and by overseas shipping lines, who sometimes 'bump' grain containers for more lucrative cargo.

Australia's move to export more containerised grain is being met with high handling costs and 'bumping' of export containers by shipping lines for more lucrative cargo - costing farmers $54-$150 a metric tonne in costs.

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John Ellicott

John Ellicott

senior journalist

journalist and author

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