The Indian port of Kochi has begun receiving wheat shipments from Australia for the first time in over a decade. Its arrival coincided with the unseasonal rains in several parts of northern India, which have damaged large areas of local production, hence the need to encourage imports.

The wheat is being bagged before being moved out of the port by both road and rail. Port unions are particularly keen on moving consignments efficiently out of the port to ensure that there are repeat consignments.