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ABB Grain ready to start bulk exports

ABB Grain Ltd in Australia gained accreditation from Wheat Export Australia (WEA) and is now ready to start exporting bulk wheat.

WEA on Friday announced the accreditation of another six bulk wheat exporters, taking to 11 the total number of accreditations granted since the bulk wheat export market was deregulated on July 1.The latest exporters to be accredited are ABB Grain Ltd, Concordia Agritrading (Australia) Pty Ltd, Glencore Grain Pty Ltd, GrainCorp Ltd, Louis Dreyfus Australia Pty Ltd and Marubeni Australia Ltd.

ABB managing director Michael Iwaniw said ABB was delighted to receive export accreditation and was "ready to roll" after months of planning, and shipping wheat in containers to international customers. "This is terrific news and opens up a new era for our company but, importantly, enormous opportunities for Australian wheat growers," Mr Iwaniw said.

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