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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1994) 38(4): 31–37
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Research article
Impacts of forestry sector growth on the Nelson and Marlborough transport industry

P. Aldwell and B. Manley

This paper reports on a study to estimate changes to the size and composition of the transport sector required to meet the demand from a rapidly increasing wood harvest in the Nelson-Marlborough region. The current status of the forestry and transport industries in the region is reviewed. Harvest levels for the years 1996 and 2000 are forecast together with estimates of the resulting flows of logs and processed wood products. Implications of the increased forestry activity for the transportation sector are described in terms of truck requirements for Nelson/Marlborough and barge requirements for the Marlborough Sounds.
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