October 2018

Georgia Ports Authority achieves 12% increase in containerized trade at Port of Savannah in September

October 22, 2018 - 07:19
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The Georgia Ports Authority achieved a 12 % increase in containerized trade at the Port of Savannah in September, along with a 37.6 % increase in roll-on/roll-off trade at the Port of Brunswick.

"The impressive volumes moving through our deepwater terminals are related to our customers building inventory for the peak buying season," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "We anticipate year-on-year growth to continue as we're trending toward a strong fourth quarter of the calendar year."

World's largest production line for bleached softwood pulp successfully started up at SCA Östrand mill in Sweden

October 22, 2018 - 07:15
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SCA invested SEK 7.8 billion in Östrand pulp mill expansion project making it one of the largest industrial investments in Sweden to date. With this project SCA Östrand doubled its production capacity from 430,000 to 900,000 tonnes per year and became the largest production line for bleached softwood kraft pulp in the world.

Resolute to sell Catawba, SC, paper and pulp mill to New-Indy

October 22, 2018 - 07:12
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Resolute Forest Products Inc. has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with New-Indy Containerboard, LLC for the sale of its Catawba, South Carolina, paper and pulp mill, for a total purchase price of about $300 million.

Catawba's operation includes a kraft mill and a pulp dryer to produce market pulp, a thermomechanical pulp mill as well as a lightweight coated paper machine. The facility currently employs 460 people.

Administrative Court confirmed Finnpulp’s environmental permit

October 22, 2018 - 07:09
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The progress of the permit process will enable Finnpulp to initiate financial negotiations for the next phase of the mill project. Finnish-Chinese owned company is currently carrying out pre-engineering of the plant. It is estimated to be completed next year. The pre-engineering will include preparation of the construction stage of the mill’s processes, technologies and mill site layouts. After completion of the engineering, the company will make its final investment decision on the construction of a bioproduction mill in Sorsasalo, Kuopio.

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Valmet to supply 50,000 tonnes/yr BioTrac biomass pretreatment system for Clariant's sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

October 22, 2018 - 06:18
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ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet has agreed with Clariant on the delivery of a BioTrac biomass pretreatment system for their sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania.

The order is included in Valmet's third quarter 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The start-up is planned for 2020.

Valmet to supply 50,000 tonnes/yr BioTrac biomass pretreatment system for Clariant's sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

October 22, 2018 - 06:18
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ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet has agreed with Clariant on the delivery of a BioTrac biomass pretreatment system for their sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania.

The order is included in Valmet's third quarter 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The start-up is planned for 2020.

Merck inaugurates new Euro 63 million packaging center at its headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany

October 22, 2018 - 04:16
    DARMSTADT, Germany, Oct. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • Expansion of the pharma manufacturing site at Merck’s headquarters supports growth of current and future portfolio of pharma medicines
  • New building dedicated to the packaging and shipping of Merck’s pharma medicines in more than 90 countries
  • €63 million investment in new packaging center is part of wider €1 billion investment up to 2020 transforming the Darmstadt site into contemporary global headquarters

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