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First shipment of the 2021 sugar harvest

Australia’s largest sugar marketer, Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL), has dispatched its first shipment of sugar from the current harvest.

The cargo of 42,000 tonnes of raw sugar from the Burdekin region was shipped on the Pacific Integrity out of Townsville this month, bound for a refinery customer in South Korea.

QSL General Manager Marketing Mark Hampson said South Korea was one of Australia’s largest raw sugar markets and had been one of QSL’s key customers for nearly 50 years.

“While we’ve had other shipments this year, those previous cargos delivered sugar produced last season,” Mr Hampson said.

“Queensland’s sugar is in high demand, so this first 2021-Season shipment marks the start of very a busy shipping program which will stretch through until mid-next year, with exports already planned for refining customers in South Korea, Indonesia, Japan and the USA.”

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