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August 2018

Zanders to convert its on-site power plant at its mill in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany from hard coal to natural gas

August 20, 2018 - 10:52
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BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany, Aug. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -Zanders is sending out a clear message of commitment to its Bergisch Gladbach location: The manufacturer of high-quality specialty papers and cartonboard is converting its on-site power plant from hard coal to natural gas and is investing several million euros in modernization. The conversion is part of Zanders' future-oriented investment program for sustainable increases in efficiency.

Tronox receives final approval from European Commission to close its proposed acquisition of Cristal's TiO2 business

August 20, 2018 - 08:15
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STAMFORD, CT , Aug. 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Limited (“Tronox” or the “Company”), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today announced that it has received final approval from the European Commission to close its proposed acquisition of the titanium dioxide (“TiO2“) business of The National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited (“Cristal”), a privately held global chemical and mining company headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The RISI Power List 2018

August 20, 2018 - 07:42

Welcome to the 11th Top 50 Power List.

For the first time, we feature an institution, rather than an individual, at the top of the list. Yet there is no doubting the influence the Peoples’ Republic of China has had on the industry, dating back a couple of decades but intensifying recently, particularly with its ban on many grades of recovered paper.

DS Smith included in FTSE4Good Global Index on sustainability governance and reporting

August 20, 2018 - 07:23
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LONDON, Aug. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -DS Smith is delighted to announce that is has once again been included in the renowned FTSE4Good Index Series.

The internationally recognised assessment scores companies on their performance related to environmental, social and governance (ESG). It is a measure of a company’s commitment to and success in operating in a sustainable, responsible manner.

Go-ahead for deeper fairway at Port of Gothenburg

August 20, 2018 - 07:22
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The decision means that the government will cover almost one-third of the cost of the project, which can now proceed to the next phase. Deeper fairways will allow the very largest vessels, both now and in the future, to call at the Port of Gothenburg fully loaded, opening up potential for more direct services and increased freight volumes between Gothenburg and the world.

Drewry: Turkey crisis puts Asia-Med growth in doubt

August 20, 2018 - 07:20
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It has been hard going in the Asia to Europe trade lane this year, but for carriers there was at least small consolation in the early months that the weakness was largely confined to the North Europe region as Mediterranean imports from Asia surged ahead by nearly 7% in the first quarter. Unfortunately, that malaise has now spread with the Med barely showing any growth in the second quarter.

A first for the port of Antwerp: innovative autonomous sounding boat with unique technology

August 20, 2018 - 07:15
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Now a new milestone has been reached with the introduction of a fully automatic sounding boat that employs unique technology. The vessel, named the Echodrone, is a prototype that is currently being developed to supplement the other operational sounding boat, the Echo. Both of these carry out measurements of the water depth everywhere in the port so as to guarantee safe passage for shipping.

Suzano‘s bid to lease operations of Port of Itaqui in Brazil receives best classification

August 20, 2018 - 07:11
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Once it is declared qualified and the result of the bid is ratified, the execution of the respective agreement is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions precedent that are typical for transactions of this nature and envisages the leasing of an area and public infrastructure for handling general cargo, especially pulp and paper, in the Port of Itaqui in Maranhão state.