Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News.
December is finally here and what a year it’s been. COVID-19, the biggest pandemic in 100 years, has seen countries shutdown, borders closed and economies severely impacted. It’s also reinforced the importance of family, our colleagues and our connections throughout the sector. With vaccines now on the horizon, it will be interesting to see what a post-COVID world looks like this time next year.
It’s also easy to overlook that 2020 brought us the devastating forest fires in Australia, elections in New Zealand and the USA, international trade disputes, Californian wildfires and the rise of workplace technologies like Zoom – just to name a few.
As we mentioned last month, planning is now well underway for our HarvestTECH 2021 and Forest Safety Summit 2021 events being held on 13-14 April 2021 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Exhibition spaces have already been SOLD OUT. It would pay to remember that attendee seats also sold out well in advance of the 2019 event running. For the harvesting event next year, the focus is on new innovations around mechanised harvesting operations, log measurement and wood transport.
The month’s issue of HarvestTECH News covers new technologies from Tigercat and John Deere, the first certification of Electronic Logging Devices in Canada and a NZ company’s selection of Trimble Forestry’s LIMS. We’d also like to congratulate Southland’s Anita Dynes (and there are a few other very familiar names in there who have been recognised for their work in NZ log transport operations) for being inducted into the NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame.
This will be the last HarvestTECH News issue for 2020. We plan to be back in February 2021. Enjoy your Christmas break – if one is being taken – and thank you for your support and input over this last year.
Remember to send through any contributions, stories or links that we can pass onto the wider wood harvesting and log transport community.
Check out all the articles below and enjoy this month’s issue.
Stories this issue:
- Russia plans to ban log exports
- TasPorts welcomes China Express to Bell Bay
- FMG selects Trimble Forestry’s solutions
- Southland woman inducted to Road Transport Hall of Fame
- Preview of new Tigercat logger
- John Deere: Technology extended to Waratah
- First ELD certification body named in Canada
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