Ready, Aim, Fire!

Rumours of a fire at a major rapeseed processing facility on the continent turned out to be true, with a Bunge-owned plant on Friesenheim island at Mannheim in Germany the unlucky victim.

The fire apparently started at around 12.30 yesterday lunchtime and took 72 fire fighters to bring under control.

The plant had a processing capacity of 1.1-1.3 MMT of oilseeds and is expected to be out of action for some time. Reports suggest that force majeure has already been claimed on contracts for delivery in the next 2-3 months.

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