Eastland Port smashes previous export record

More than 2.3 million tonnes – mostly raw logs – was exported from Eastland Port during the past 12 months, a record that smashes the company’s previous best year. The total tonnage of 2.302 million tonnes eclipses the port’s 2014 result of 2.274 million tonnes, and is a 59,000 increase on the 2015 throughput, despite uncertain indications from forestry customers earlier in the year. The port’s general manager, Andrew Gaddum says the results are encouraging for the port, the forestry industry, and consequently for the Tairawhiti region as a whole.