Nov 07
Dolphin Bay

DOLPHIN BAY HELPS TO REVISE TANZANIAN NATIONAL STANDARDS

Dolphin Bay has played a key role in helping the Tanzanian Bureau of Standards to update its specifications governing timber preservation. Our representative was part of a group that produced draft standards at a meeting in Dar Es Saleem in September. The aim was to update the national standards and... read more →
Nov 07
shipping delays

COPING WITH SHIPPING DELAYS

When ports that serve as gateways into East Africa become clogged up, importing is a tricky – and very lengthy – business. Many of our customers in the region are experiencing long delays in their imports of CCA.  This is a seasonal problem exacerbated by circumstances at Dar Es Salaam... read more →
Nov 07
Treated Timber

TREATED TIMBER: GREENER THAN YOU THINK

Treated timber is greener than you think. It is the most environmentally friendly material available for construction and infrastructure, as well as the best performer for utility poles. “Every aspect of sustainable forestry and timber treatment, from planting a tree to proper timber preservation − and finally the usage of... read more →
Nov 07
illegal timber treaters

ILLEGAL TIMBER TREATERS “FEARLESS” AS AUTHORITIES TURN BLIND EYE

The illegal timber treatment industry in South Africa is becoming increasingly bold, stealing drums of CCA in broad daylight and even starting to conduct armed robberies, in the face of years of inaction by the authorities. Charges have been laid with police in cases where known theft of the preservative... read more →
Nov 07
planting a tree

PLANTING A TREE SYMBOLISES THE BEST IN US

South Africa’s – and the world’s - calendar is marked with days, weeks and months that call our attention to the value of improving the world around us. The act of planting a tree, celebrated during Arbour Month in September every year, is particularly symbolic of the change we need... read more →
Sep 16
agora

AGORA A ‘HIVE OF ACTIVITY’ AFTER AGREEMENT WITH DOLPHIN BAY

Agora Wood Products in Tanzania is the latest East African company to benefit from a partnership with Dolphin Bay, which has helped its sales reach double-digit growth. After providing support to the company for several years, we reached a formal supply agreement early this year. “We always liked the business... read more →
Sep 16
COPPER AZOLE

DOLPHIN BAY ADDS COPPER AZOLE TO PRODUCT RANGE

Dolphin Bay has added copper azole to its range of wood preservative products, offering customers an even broader choice and broadening their opportunities to export. “While chromated copper arsenate (CCA) remains the most effective solution, we wanted to offer our customers a wider choice, should the need arise for alternative... read more →
Sep 16
TIMBER TREATMENT PLANT

HOW AFRICAN PLANTS CAN INCREASE OUTPUT BY 30%

Wood treatment processing plants across Africa can increase their efficiency – and turnover – by 30% or more, by implementing a cost-effective modification. In much of Africa, where the industry is still relatively new, most plants run dry vacuum processes, which generally take longer than the alternative. A key modification,... read more →
Sep 16
Kwambo

“FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE” APPROACH CLINCHES DEAL WITH KWAMBO

Kwambo Poles & Timber has brought on Dolphin Bay as a supplier in a decision that owner Colin Lucke says is “not just about price, but about service”. This follows extensive advice and guidance from Dolphin Bay’s Mark Duckham long before Colin bought the business, to someone he “knew little... read more →
Aug 01
Green Resources signs Dolphin Bays Quality Pledge

GREEN RESOURCES SIGNS QUALITY PLEDGE

Green Resources’ recent signing of the Dolphin Bay Quality Pledge was witnessed by the Mozambican energy utility EDM (Electricidade de Moçambique), demonstrating the company’s commitment to providing quality poles to the parastatal. Green Resources, one of south-eastern Africa’s largest pole and timber suppliers, is part of a growing number of... read more →