First shipment of Wilmar Sugar shipped out of Mackay

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Australia: Local sugarcane farmers cheered as the first raw sugar of the 2021 season left the Port of Mackay towards the south, according to Northqueenslandregister.com.au. Farmers witnessed the departure of the shipment at the port.

Angus McKerrow, Wilmar’s Plane Creek grower marketing consultant and Hamish Beveridge, Mackay Sugar Terminal mechanical supervisor said the tour of farmers was organised to acquaint them with the sugar supply chain from field to shelf in shops.

Nine sugarcane growers from the Plane Creek region attended the port tour, said Mr Mckerrow. The cane farmers got an opportunity to see the process of storing and loading sugar and departure from port, he said.

The sugar was produced at Wilmar’s Place Creek and Proserpine mills.

“The logistics and handling of sugar are complex procedures and there are a lot of controls in place to maintain the quality of that sugar from port to port,” he said.

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