Oceania: Loading of logs in New Zealand and Australia

Loss Prevention

Published: 29 September 2014

Forest products from both New Zealand and Australia are exported in many forms, such as woodchips, plywood and other reconstituted wood panels, paper and paper pulp etc. However, the focus of this article will be on the export of shipments of softwood logs in Handysize and Handymax bulk carriers which are specially log fitted and carry logs in holds and on deck. However, some logs are also exported in 20' and 40' containers. Between 40 and 50 Handysize vessels load complete cargoes of logs in NZ every month and it is estimated that another 5 - 6 such vessels load in Australia in the same period. 

This Loss Prevention article provides useful advise and guidelines within the field of log cargoes.

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