April 2018

Pratt Industries wins Gold award at 2018 OMA awards

April 23, 2018 - 09:23
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CONYERS, GA, April 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Pratt Display is America’s preferred supplier of sustainably sourced point-of purchase displays, and for good reason. They’re award winning! They recently won top honors at the 2018 Shop! Awards for their Schick Hydro Disposable Edge Floor Display With Robot Motion/Video for customer Edgewell Personal Care. This particular display won both the Display of the Year AND the Creative Award at the 2018 OMA’s. Congratulations to the entire Display team on another successful year!

Greif releases its online 2017 Sustainability Report, announces 2025 global sustainability goals

April 23, 2018 - 08:49
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DELAWARE, OH, April 23, 2018 (Business Wire) -In conjunction with Earth Day, Greif, Inc. today announces the launch of its online 2017 Sustainability Report, which details its 2025 global sustainability goals.

A global leader and industrial packaging solutions provider, Greif’s ninth annual Sustainability Report demonstrates the company’s commitment to continuous improvement through an integrated approach to environmental and social responsibility.

Virginia Maritime Association: New Executive Vice President

April 23, 2018 - 07:33
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David C. White, Executive Vice President Virginia Maritime Association Source Virginia Maritime Association

David C. White took the helm as the Executive Vice President of the Virginia Maritime Association and Hampton Roads Shipping Association on April 16.

“David has the experience and respect for the VMA’s 98-year history and the vision needed for the future. He is professional and informed, I do not believe a better choice could have been made for the leadership of the Virginia Maritime Association,” said Scott Wheeler, President, VMA Board of Directors.

$50.5 million inland South Carolina port opens; bringing jobs to rural area; IP among companies to use it

April 23, 2018 - 07:27
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The State Ports Authority officially opened its inland port in Dillon, linking the state's Pee Dee region with the Port of Charleston via a CSX Corp. rail line that will operate six days a week.

The $50.5 million cargo-transfer hub will let trucks and trains exchange thousands of containers filled with consumer goods destined for points north along Interstate 95 or — if headed in the other direction — to any number of markets overseas.

Rail line that serves Australian Paper mill to attract investment by other industries, companies

April 23, 2018 - 07:26
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State Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford was in Morwell to announce the infrastructure installation for the Gippsland Logistics Precinct and the oversee completion of upgrades to Australian Paper’s Maryvale mill spur line.

The $5.3 million funding for the precinct infrastructure will come out of a $10 million state government fund, announced as an election promise in 2014.

Best quarter ever for port of Antwerp

April 23, 2018 - 07:23
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The port of Antwerp experienced an excellent first quarter with a freight volume of 58,328,678 tonnes, an increase of 7.1% on the same period last year. The total volume is a result of all freight categories with the exception of conventional breakbulk. The main driver, however, is once again container freight which enjoyed very strong growth of 9.5% compared with the first three months of 2017.

Samskip Nor Lines’ service will start calling SCA Logistics Rotterdam

April 23, 2018 - 07:20
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Samskip subsidiary Nor Lines will include calls at Rotterdam for the first time in its weekly multipurpose liner service connecting to Western, Mid and Northern Norway, with effect from June 1st.

The service is provided by Nor Lines’ state of the art, LNG-fuelled vessels MV Kvitnos and MV Kvitbjorn. These flexible ships will sail in 14-day loops, connecting Rotterdam and Eemshaven with Norwegian ports from Hammerfest in the far north, and taking in calls including Sandnes/Tananger, Bergen, Trondheim, Ålesund, Bodo and Tromso.

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DS Smith Tecnicarton to present packaging solutions for automobile sector at Automobile Subcontracting Fair in Tangier, Morocco

April 23, 2018 - 07:17

LONDON, April 23, 2018 (Press Release) -This is confirmed by its presence, for the fifth consecutive year, at the next edition of the Fair organised by the Moroccan Association of Automotive Trade and Industry (AMICA), Tanger Free Zone, Renault Morocco, Peugeot Citroën Automobile, Atlantic Free Zone and AIZFET.

On this occasion, the Automobile Subcontracting Fair will be held between 25 and 27 April and Tecnicarton will be at stand 228.

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