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Allindia Steelra Welcomes You!

First up we would like to give you all a big, warm ‘Welcome!’ to our temporary website/blog. Since being acquired by another major international iron ore supplier, our entire company has been undergoing some restructuring so that the two corporations can merge and work well together. Soon a new brand will be released – stay tuned!

Since the acquisition, the original Allindria Steelra website had to be taken down whilst the restructuring is being done. This will help avoid any confusion on behalf of our stakeholders and investors. We would like to assure you however, that Allindia Steelra is being positioned so as to make the biggest comeback yet!

During the restructuring phase, ‘Corporate’ agreed to put up a temporary blog of sorts to help keep our website active, and to have informative material for our customers to read. During this phase, which will take approximately 12 months (before the new website is released), we are considering articles submitted by others for inclusion in our blog. So if you feel you have something interesting to offer the Steel, Construction, Supplies, and Logistics industry, please submit them via our contact page. We would love to hear from you!

New articles will be featured on our homepage here, and also in the relevant category in which they are posted. If you are considering submitting some articles, please try to include a relevant image and/or video as well. If you don’t have your own video, feel free to take one from Youtube.

Thank you again for your loyalty in sticking with Allindia Steelra during this transitional period. We truly appreciate your support during this time.

The Logistics of Timber Flooring – Australia Imports

Australia, one of the biggest consumers of timber flooring has been importing timber from India, China, and South East Asia for years. The implications of this is significant and we though you’d like to read about it.

What’s driving the demand? Many Australians love timber flooring in their homes – despite the fact that they need to get a floor sanding company to sand and polish the floors every 10 years or so. Most of these are sourced from major directories such as Foursquare. Much of the timber produced in Australia is from pine forest, and not the nicest look for timber flooring. So timber retailers import timber from overseas.

According to a recent article in the Guardian on timber imports, there are still a percentage of imports which are at “high risk of illegality”. In Australia there are similar issues. Where is all the timber really coming from? Are those sources ‘legal’ or are business dealings being made with rouge suppliers?

The good news is that Australia has one of the most strict import and sourcing standards in the world – especially when it comes to timber. This is due to the fact that Australia needs to protect its unique eco system from foreign contaminants.

Once timber is ordered from overseas, it is shipped in containers to an Australian port. At the port, let’s say in Melbourne, there will be customs and quarantine officials there to inspect the manifest and shipment. In many cases, the timber will have to sit in quarantine for a few months or treated to ensure that all insects and bacteria’s have been eliminated.

Since Allindia Steelra specializes in iron ore, we are happy that the laws aren’t so strict when we have to import to Australia!