Receival record falls twice in a row at Port Lincoln

RECORD: Viterra operator Maika Sauturaga and operations supervisor Nick Vette celebrate the new record at the Port Lincoln site. Photo: supplied
RECORD: Viterra operator Maika Sauturaga and operations supervisor Nick Vette celebrate the new record at the Port Lincoln site. Photo: supplied

Viterra's Port Lincoln site had double the reason to celebrate as the site saw its daily receival record broken two days in a row last week.

On Tuesday, November 17 the site received 13,148 tonnes and then following day 13,512 tonnes was delivered.

Both of these totals eclipse the previous record of 12,889 tonnes, set during the 2016/17 harvest.

This is the second site on the Eyre Peninsula to break a daily receival record, following the Lock site which recently broke its record by more than 400 tonnes.

Viterra operations manager Nick Pratt said these records were a great achievement for the employees who managed these high receival days safely and efficiently.

We are running our sites as efficiently as possible so growers can make more deliveries each day.

Nick Pratt

"The changing weather has caused some delays but with the warmer weather coming through, growers have had the opportunity to increase deliveries," he said.

"We are running our sites as efficiently as possible so growers can make more deliveries each day."

Across Viterra's western region a total of 432,626 tonnes was received between November 16 and 22, with more than 1.14 million tonnes received so far for the 2020/21 harvest.

Mr Pratt said Port Lincoln had seen canola and barley deliveries made and was now starting to see wheat coming through as well.

"We have strong demand for shipping out of Port Lincoln in the coming months with a number of exporters shipping grain to a range of export markets," he said.

Across SA more than 2.6 million tonnes have been received.