Between Easter and Christmas, more than 63,000 bins of watermelons are expected to be moved by Primary Connect from the Northern Territory. Primary Connect’s carrier partner for melon transportation, ABC Transport, will transport around 190 bins per trailer destined for South Australia.
After arriving at Adelaide, the majority of watermelons are to be moved by road to Primary Connect distribution centres nationally before being delivered to Woolworths Supermarkets and Metro stores.
It has again been a strong start to the growing season in the Northern Territory following the decision by farmers to abandon tons of fruit last year. This decision was taken due to industry closures as a result of the lockdowns. The Australian industry consists of around 300 growers.