Mandatory heat treatment of imported railway sleepers could affect price

From 3rd June 2013 the Ministry for Primary Industries is implementing mandatory heat treatment for all new and used wooden sleepers imported into New Zealand. The heat treatment required is more than 4 hours at a minimum continuous core temperature of 70°C.  This follows several detections of exotic, regulated or unwanted organisms on imported railway sleepers in the past year.  This will no doubt push imported used railway sleepers up in price even further.

Interlink Limited however has been voluntarily heat treating imported sleepers, hardwood beams and timbers since August 2012 and wholeheartedly supports this now mandatory requirement.

As this cost is currently absorbed by Interlink, we are pleased to announce there will be no price increase for our customers. To find out more or to order your sleepers contact Interlink today…

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