Celebrating a Decade of Northland Debarking

Northland Debarking is proud to announce its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of outstanding service and consistent growth. Since its inception in May 2014, the company has evolved from a small DASS (debark and anti-sap stain) facility to the premier deck cargo service provider in Northland, processing the majority of deck cargo exported from Northport.

Starting with a modest volume processing just 131 tonnes in its first month with a team of just three people, Northland Debarking has seen significant growth over the past decade. Today, the company processes over 300,000 tonnes per annum and employs 12 skilled Northland locals who are committed to delivering a top-notch debarking services.

Northland Debarking Branch Manager, George Cafatsakis said “The success of this business all comes down to the staff. I have a great bunch of people in my team who strive to maintain the highest standards in every aspect of our operations. Their commitment has been the cornerstone of our growth and reputation in the industry. 

“Our team have adapted to changing market demands and we are always looking at ways we can refine the operation to ensure we continue to be Northland’s preferred deck cargo service provider.”

Northland Debarking is owned by Eastland Port in Gisborne, which have played an important role in the company’s success. 

Eastland Port GM Infrastructure and Development Marty Bayley said, “Seeing the business go from an empty dirt lot to the well-oiled machine it is today has been gratifying to watch and a credit to the team at Marsden Point”. 

“Our relationship with Northland Debarking has been crucial, providing the necessary infrastructure and support to facilitate their operations. Looking to the future, we want to further innovate and improve our processes to meet market needs. We are excited about what lies ahead and are committed to providing a quality service to our customers and maintaining our reputation as Northland’s premier deck cargo service providers.”