When Namoi Cotton Co-operative Ltd exported the first bales of Australian cotton in the early 1970’s, we established special ‘types’ to differentiate the colour of Australian cotton to that of the US. Today our types are synonymous with Australian cotton globally with most spinners understanding our OBLE (GM), ANDY (SM), NICE (Mid) types.
A key to our success is the skill we have retained in our business. From ginners and field staff in rural areas to cotton classing, logistics and technical staff who manage the processing, handling and quality of our product being shipped through our network of representatives in international markets. We have sole representation in each export market which allows us to create a confidential relationship and work very closely with the decision makers in these businesses.
We have three warehouses in cotton producing regions of Australia that reduce the amount of time the bale needs to be handled and helps to avoid any country damage from long periods of exposure to weather. With integrated road and rail transport we have the capacity to ship 10,000mt per week, or over 1.0 million bales during our peak season between April to October. We contract annually with a minimum number of shipping lines to ensure space and equipment is guaranteed.
Shipping time from Australia is fast to our main markets, 15 days direct to China, 12 days direct to Indonesia, 28 days to Bangladesh and India. Shipping documents are all produced in-house and are presented to the bank as soon as vessels have sailed, thus avoiding any delays for the buyer at destination.
As technology improves, we continue to look at ways to innovate and provide better service to our valued international customers.