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QSL tours offer insight into export sales process

Friday, 02 November 2018

Herbert River growers recently got a first-hand look at sugar marketing in action, watching a QSL sale of local sugar set sail for Asia.

Local QSL Grower Relationship Manager Greg Watson said 26 growers from the Ingham district attended the latest series of QSL Marketing terminal visits to witness a shiploading at the Lucinda Bulk Sugar terminal.

“QSL’s Herbert River Grower Services Officer Jonathan Pavetto hosted a total of four tours across two days, as the Spring Sunrise was loaded with 44,000 tonnes of locally produced sugar to fill a QSL sale,” Mr Watson said.

The shipment, valued at over $18 million at current MAR19 sugar prices, was bound for the port of Prai in Malaysia.

Mr Watson said that as the Herbert River crush starts to wind up, the QSL Marketing team was working hard to leverage storage and coordinate sales and pricing to maximise returns.

“The timing of sales has a huge influence on what ends up in the grower’s pocket, so it’s been great to give local farmers some insight into how what they do in the paddock and what we do on the sales front ultimately takes their sugar to the world and brings home millions in export sales.”

QSL regularly hosts visits to the Lucinda Bulk Sugar Terminal for its growers in the Herbert River district.  For more information about these free tours, please contact Jonathan Pavetto on 0428 664 057.

For more information:
QSL Communications Manager Cathy Kelly
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