Bushfire threatens grain trucks in South Australia

Dozens of grain trucks servicing the Viterra grain terminal at Gladstone in South Australia have had a narrow escape as fire menaced the area. Gladstone hosts one of the largest such terminals in the state and an estimated 750 hectares of crops and scrub were burnt there. “Viterra’s Gladstone site was evacuated by staff in line with our emergency evacuation process late on Tuesday afternoon due to a fire in the area,” Viterra Country Operations Manager Andrew Hannon says.
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Grain restrictions at Port Adelaide to be lifted

Viterra is set to start easing receivals restrictions affecting trucks at Port Adelaide tomorrow.

The agribusiness had yesterday flagged a 48-hour commodity and grade hiatus to avoid congestion at the port following delays in arrivals of ships servicing the state’s harvest. “Port Adelaide is primarily an export shipping terminal and as such our first priority is in meeting shipping requirements,” Viterra’s Executive Manager Grain Dean McQueen says.
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