Sea Port Services

Forme regularly completes work for many of the NZ sea ports in a broad range of roles including;

            1. Wood availability forecasts – the findings of these reviews provide confidence regarding pending demand patterns for log export and log processing. Forme have developed a robust methodology that has been accepted and relied upon by several NZ based ports for capital development planning, investment planning, log export budgeting. Unlike others, Forme do not rely solely on national databases that are now outdated.
        1. Debarking on and off port, feasibility to assist port service providers and users – Forme staff have hands on experience managing log processing facilities including debarking operations. We understand the equipment, the operating and capital costs and the pitfalls of establishing and operating on and off port facilities. Because we understand harvesting wood flows and forest owner intentions, we can assess opportunities comprehensively. This is most topical for ports in context of the imminent cessation of Methyl Bromide use for fumigation on 31 October 2020.
  1. Methyl Bromide; reviews of the real potential impact on a port wood flow and potential for the demise of MeBr to alter trade patterns to positively or negatively impact on port profitability. Forme have also closely considered alternatives to MeBr and we understand the implications of each, for a port.
  2. Forest industry related logistics reviews – these include working with ports, port users, transport providers and others on port to resolve delivery bottlenecks including ones that featured heavily in the Waingawa project where trucking and truck cycles were a key barrier to port productivity. We have optimisation capability in this regard.
  3. Work study – assessing productivity and practices of marshalling, stevedoring and other logistics providers to seek improvements to improve port profit and efficiency. These projects have included analysis of space allocation reliance factors and storage protocols to improve port service delivery and fee capture.

To discuss further please contact Paul McCreedy – 027 448 0547