Supply of logs a problem in Gabon

By | 2021-03-26T06:58:41+00:00 March 23rd, 2021|

According to reports, delays in trucking (and now bad weather) is impacting the flow of logs in Gabon.

Delays are holding back timber supply in Gabon. Photo by Wikimedia Commons

Delays are holding back timber supply in Gabon. Photo by Wikimedia Commons

Covid-19 control measures has resulted in trucks being able to make only one or two trips per week instead of the usual two to three trips.

Peeler mills in the GSEZ, which utilise mainly Okoume, are having to accept sawmill grade logs and to recover peeler billets from these lower quality logs. Producers report prices for Okoume Sawnwood, which have been rising, are now under pressure from Chinese buyers.