Eastland Port in New Zealand reported 38% increase of wood handling above expected level in April 2017. According to the announcement, 223,693 tonnes of wood was loaded onto 11 log vessels.
Andrew Gaddum, Port General Manager, commented:
“Timber is a prime source of construction material worldwide and demand is unyielding at the moment, so we’re seeing the local response to that in our monthly load out volumes.
It’s a credit to the hard work and dedication of Eastland Port staff that we’ve come off the back of a record 2016, and now 2017 has started so well. We’re really proud to be an important cog in the forestry industry, as well as being able to contribute to community funded projects.”
Earlier Eastland Port recorded 178,197 tonnes throughput of logs in January, 2017.