Extension of Storage and Handling Agreements
STL and its customers signed three-year agreements for storage and handling of raw sugar before the start of the 2018 crushing season. These agreements contain two options, each to extend the agreements for a further twelve months.
STL Chairman Mark Gray said the decision by all customers to exercise the first option to extend the agreements by twelve months ensured stability in the current difficult circumstances.
"As we commence the 2020 crushing season, the fourth season under the new operating model, our customers have demonstrated their confidence in STL and its operations by electing to extend the storage and handling agreements."
"STL has worked hard to control operating costs for the benefit of our customers and the industry, whilst maintaining a high level of service" Mr Gray said. "This will continue to be STL's focus as the industry and the wider economy confronts tough economic conditions."
About Sugar Terminals Limited
Sugar Terminals Limited (NSX:SUG) (STL) owns and operates six bulk commodity terminals in Queensland and plays a vital role in Australia's sugar market, handling over 90% of the raw sugar produced in Australia each year. STL's terminals provide 2.5 million tonnes of storage capacity and handle more than 4.6 million tonnes of commodities each year. In addition to around 4 million tonnes of bulk sugar, STL also handles more than half a million tonnes of other commodities annually, including molasses, wood pellets, gypsum and silica sands. STL has over $350 million in assets in strategic port locations across Queensland. We have in place 100 year leases with the port authorities at each of our six terminals. These leases include rolling options to extend for a further 100 year period.
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