Shipping lull halts multi-million dollar hardwood industry

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WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN: Tabeel Trading general manager Adrian Flowers and managing director Steve Witherow stand in front of a stockpile of harvesting equipment at the company’s Mount Gambier depot amid the sudden collapse of the hardwood harvesting sector. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO


THE region’s forestry industry is calling for greater domestic processing amid a dramatic slump in hardwood harvesting operations.

While the softwood industry remains stable, the lack of bluegum woodchip vessels arriving at the Port of Portland has brought the multi-million dollar


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