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Port capacity

CBH is committed to providing access to our port terminals for all grain marketers, exporters and customers.

Our Port Terminal Rules and the Port Terminal Services Agreement outline how to obtain access to our port terminals.

CBH's management of the shipping stem is governed by the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct (Code).  CBH has been granted the Port Access Code Exemption from the Minister for Agriculture, in respect to certain provisions of the Code.

Port Capacity Allocation

CBH has an allocation process which involves entering into long term agreements with exporters detailed below:

  • CBH will determine the total port shipping capacity (Capacity) to be allocated to exporters.
  • CBH may, in its discretion, determine additional Capacity to be allocated over and above the total Capacity where CBH is able to make that available due to increased efficiencies or the construction of additional capacity.
  • CBH will allocate Capacity in the following manner:
    • CBH will negotiate the allocation of Long-Term Capacity with Exporters and subsequently enter into Long Term Agreements.
    • All Capacity that does not get taken up in Long-Term Agreements will be released as spare capacity and may be taken up on a first-in-first-served (FIFS) basis (Spare Capacity).
    • At any time during a season, an unallocated customer may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for one (1) shipment in that year of no more than 50,000 tonnes. CBH will then assess the EOI to determine whether there is the ability to accommodate the request.
  • Both a signed Port Terminal Services Agreement (PTSA) and a signed Grain Services Agreement (GSA) must be in place to participate in any port capacity release. Please ensure your application to enter a PTSA and GSA is made as soon as you consider you may require port capacity as the application process (which includes a credit check) takes an estimated 4 weeks to complete depending on the application complexity.

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