The logistics function also involves the transport of up to 700,000 bales from Namoi Cotton third party gins to warehouses. The majority of these bales moving through one of the 3 NCA warehouses located at Goondiwindi, Wee Waa and Warren with a small percentage going through third party warehouses, mainly from gins in the Murrumbidgee region.
Through, NCA’s Export Sales division NCA becomes responsible for delivering cotton lint to end users. This requires the contracting of ocean freight and management of the delivery to the destination port and onto the buyer. Empty containers are moved to our warehouses and packing sites, packed for delivery and delivered direct to the vessel at loading ports, located in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
NCA manages the export documentation relating to these shipments and can provide the original bills of lading from our Toowoomba office. This reduces time in presenting documents to the bank and providing original documents to our valued customers.
NCA deal with up to six shipping lines in any one season and are committed to just in time delivery to final destination, strong customer service values and efficient management of shipments which creates value for our product in the global market place.
NCA is constantly looking to maximise the supply chain efficiencies and flexibility in order to manage the continuing changes to production and to attract increased volumes moved through our facilities