Several companies exporting logs from Eastland Port have announced the temporary stop to all log exports due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. While others have indicated they will continue exporting to other destinations such as Korea, log volumes are down substantially, similar to reports from other ports in New Zealand. Gisborne (Eastland Port) is the second largest log export port in New Zealand, accounting for roughly 3 million cubic meters of log exports.
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Coronavirus shuts down Gisborne log exports 'until further notice'