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Port has a bear month

EASTLAND Port had a near-record month for cargo over the Gisborne wharf in October thanks to good weather conditions that made shipping movement plain sailing.

A total of nine log ships came and went from Gisborne last month and they took away more than 231,000 tonnes of cargo.

“The nine ships averaged 25,745 tonnes a load,” said port services manager Deane Craw.

“Thankfully there were no significant weather events last month so loading was not disrupted. It was a very good month. The total cargo handled is not a record but it is close to the port’s monthly record.”

In addition to the logs around 300 tonnes of fish was landed here during October. Mr Craw said the throughput last month had boosted the port’s annual figures.

“We are now back ahead of forecast for the full year from April to March 31 2016, which is very pleasing.”

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