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December 2018

Valmet launches new process control for ships to improve fuel efficiency

December 14, 2018 - 09:30
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This new control called Valmet DNA Sea Optimal Mode acts as a separate power management mode within the Valmet DNA Power Management System.

Valmet DNA Sea Optimal Mode enables ship owners to achieve up to 3% savings in fuel consumption. The actual savings vary based on the load of the power plant and specific fuel consumption (SFC) profile of the engine. Valmet DNA Sea Optimal Mode has been tested in close cooperation with shipyards and ship owners. It is already in operation on several cruise vessels.

UPM welcomes European Union's new Renewable Energy Directive REDII for 2020s in transportation

December 14, 2018 - 09:27
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UPM welcomes the agreement that will increase the use of renewable energy to 32% in 2030 and requires 14% bioenergy to be used in transport. All the EU member states are obliged to implement a binding advanced biofuel blending mandate starting 2022.

A.P. Møller - Mærsk announces its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050

December 14, 2018 - 09:26
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Aimed at accelerating the transition to carbon neutral shipping, Maersk announced its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required.

Georgia Ports Authority to achieve 8% year on year increase in 2018

December 14, 2018 - 09:24
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The performance would mean an increase of 8% (312,385 TEUs) compared to CY2017. "Cargo expansion related to growth in inland markets, as well as increased demand right here in the U.S. Southeast have shifted the global logistics arena in Savannah's favor, with more port users choosing to serve their customers via Georgia's deepwater terminals," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch.

Port of Oakland scrap paper exports ‘winning the trade war;’ up 3% ‘despite headwinds’

December 14, 2018 - 09:21
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The Port said that scrap paper shipments were up 3% in the first 10 months of 2018. The increase in Oakland’s recyclable paper shipments contrasts with a generally challenging environment for U.S. exports.  That’s important because waste paper is the largest export commodity, measured by container volume, shipped from Oakland.

“We can’t be certain if this trend will last, but the figures seem to show that there’s no loss of demand globally,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll.  “It appears that shippers are finding new markets for their scrap paper products.”

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Forest Products Logistics Newsletter

UPM Raflatac reports 91% reduction in landfill waste at its site in Dixon, IL

December 14, 2018 - 09:07

HELSINKI, Dec. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are the framework that governments, business and civil society use to drive the sustainability agenda. With those goals in mind, UPM Raflatac developed the Biofore Site concept and set responsibility targets for 2030 that aim to improve its environmental, social and economic performance. The aim is to build a site-specific roadmap that includes auditing, measuring and evaluating progress. The Biofore Site concept will facilitate growth of a strong sustainability culture and increase transparency.

ISRI releases its seventh annual Recycling Industry Yearbook

December 14, 2018 - 05:36
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WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced the release of its seventh annual Recycling Industry Yearbook, providing the most up-to-date information and statistics about the U.S. recycling industry and global scrap marketplace. With a greater spotlight on the industry in the wake of rising trade protectionism around the globe, the publication provides the most comprehensive analysis of where the industry stands based on the most current data compared to previous years.

Stora Enso invests Euro 22 million for expansion of water treatment plant at its Skoghall mill in Sweden

December 14, 2018 - 03:17

HELSINKI, Dec. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Stora Enso will invest EUR 22 million (SEK 232 million) at Skoghall Mill in Sweden in an expansion of the existing water treatment plant. Increased capacity and new, modern technology will enhance the water treatment process at the mill. This will reduce the environmental impact of the operations and help to meet future environmental requirements.

DS Smith receives Five Worldstar packaging awards for beverage pack pallets and I-Mow series transport packaging solution

December 14, 2018 - 02:07
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LONDON, Dec. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -It’s awards season and we’re putting on our fanciest outfits to celebrate FIVE WorldStar packaging awards across Europe! 

Beginning in the north, our Finnish colleagues won for an ingenious and effective design for pallets of beverage packs.