September 2018

Kotkamills’ plastic free packaging boards available for fast deliveries in Central Europe

September 24, 2018 - 05:47
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„The demand for recyclable and sustainable products is increasing. We are proud to be able to offer sustainable and easy-to-recycle solutions to answer this demand.” Kotkamills’ CEO Markku Hämäläinen states.

All the products are easy to recycle after use, without the need to separate any plastics from the wood fibres. Kotkamills’ Barrier Board solutions do not contain any fluorochemicals, which various studies have shown can have a negative impact on both our health and the environment.

Leading port authorities combine forces in Climate Action Program

September 24, 2018 - 05:41
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In this new international initiative, the port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Antwerp will be joining forces and working together on a number of projects that address the issue of global warming.

The international collaboration was announced today during the opening session of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.

Port of Antwerp working on structural solutions to improve mobility

September 24, 2018 - 05:39
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The ambitions have been set, the projects have been mapped out, and the first results are visible. Night logistics have been introduced and barge services are being made ever more efficient and innovative initiatives for commuters like the Water Bus and Bike Bus are both up and running.

These and other developments:

Night logistics: an appeal to the community

Zero Waste Europe: global cities support pledge but avoid consistent commitments

September 24, 2018 - 05:36
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BRUSSELS, Sept. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Last 13th September, the C40 network launched the declaration ‘Advancing towards Zero Waste’ at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. 25 cities and regions from the global North have already signed, hence committing to reduce 15% of their waste generation, to halve landfilling and incineration by 2030 with regards to 2015, as well as to recycle 70% of their waste.

Marked recovery in container volumes at the Port of Gothenburg

September 24, 2018 - 05:29
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During the first six months of this year, container volumes at the Port of Gothenburg rose by 19 per cent, from 318,000 to 378,000 TEUs. The figure for the previous year was historically weak due to the labour dispute that at the time had a significant impact on customers’ willingness to use the port. The number of cars and intra-European ro-ro units shipped increased by 10 and 4% respectively, whilst the energy segment fell by 3%.

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European Commission publishes its annual report on forest fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa

September 24, 2018 - 04:48
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BRUSSELS, Sept. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -The latest Commission report on forest fires shows the need to tackle climate change "to leave a healthier planet for those that follow", as President Jean-Claude Juncker highlighted in his latest State of the Union Address and calls for stronger measures to prevent wildfires.

Valmet to replace PM 4 winder with new winding technology and surrounding equipment at Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel's facility in Germany

September 24, 2018 - 04:33

ESPOO, Finland, Sept. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply new winding technology and surrounding equipment for Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. The existing winder will be replaced with this new winder to meet the increasing line production of paper machine PM4. The start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2020.

The order is included in Valmet's third quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 5-10 million.