Timaru log exports remain on wharf

Friday 3 Apr 2020

Timaru's log export trade has been further delayed due to the nationwide Covid-19 pandemic-related lockdown. Several thousand tonnes of logs were expected to leave the port on Thursday but PrimePort Timaru chief executive Phil Melhopt told Stuff on Monday that the logs would not be loaded as scheduled.

Log shipments have been suspended since February 3 and a resumption was expected with bulk carrier Daiwan Dolphin due in port on Monday to load about 21,525 tonnes of cargo for China and Korea. "We won't be loading logs now," Melhopt told Stuff. "They're not viewed as an essential product so they won't move until such time as this lockdown has been lifted or modified."

The Timaru Herald

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