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March 2019

TRS Drives Productivity, Creates Flow at the Gates; System Marks One Year of Operation

March 22, 2019 - 07:07
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At VIG (pictured) an average of 765 reservations per day are completed resulting in a 32 percent reduction in turn times at that terminal Source: The Port of Virginia

“This is a twenty-first century tool designed to drive efficiency and the numbers prove it,” says John F. Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “Drivers that are taking advantage of this technology are getting in-and-out of our terminals quicker than ever before. TRS allows us to better manage flow at our gates; it gives even greater visibility to cargo owners and has matured into an important planning tool for us and everyone who moves cargo by truck.”

Graphic Packaging approved to join Amazon's packaging support and supplier network

March 22, 2019 - 07:04
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APASS was created to support Amazon vendors in certifying products under their Frustration-Free Packaging programs (FFP), Ships-in-Own-Container (SIOC) products and Prep-Free Packaging (PFP) initiative. By joining the network, Graphic Packaging is recognized for producing packaging that optimizes distribution while improving the customer experience. Brands can rely on GPI‘s team of e-commerce specialists to increase speed to market with custom, right-sized paper-based solutions that reduce shipped air and minimize damage, all while leveraging the brand's current supply chain

Arkhbum Tissue Group reports shipment of first batch of sanitary tissue products from its new plant in Kaluga, Russia

March 22, 2019 - 07:03
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The first truck (33 pallets) has left to the North-Caucasian federal district. The company expected to ship 20 trucks to partners in February and 150 trucks in March. The product portfolio includes double-layer toilet paper branded “Soffione PureWhite”, “Soffione Decoro Blue” and “Soffione Decoro Pink”, three-layer toilet paper “Soffione Premio” and paper towel “Soffione Menu” and “Soffione Maxi”.

Short-line consolidator United Rail acquires New England Southern Railway in New Hampshire

March 22, 2019 - 07:00
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New England Southern (NES) is a short-line railroad operator and provides a variety of value-added rail transportation services including transloading, private industrial rail car switching and rail car storage.  NES leases and operates approximately 22 miles of rail lines in the Concord area.

UPM ensures wood supply via enhancing cooperation in Russia

March 22, 2019 - 06:59
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HASSLACHERLES will lease a forest from the Novogod region and use coniferous species to increase the production volume of glued timber beams and agrees to sell other wood species to UPM and IKEA Industry. The commercial terms of the sale will be subject to separate agreements between the relevant parties.

"We are happy to make a big step in deepening our successful partnership with UPM and IKEA. This allows for all sorts of lumber beeing processed in the region - from high quality birch veneer to low-grade Aspen,“ comments Franz Meliessnig, CFO of HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER.

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Forest Products Logistics Newsletter

CCE International 2019 registers 13% increase in visitor attendance in Munich, Germany

March 22, 2019 - 05:00

ST ALBANS, UK, March 20, 2019 (Press Release) -Last week, from 12 – 14 March 2019, CCE International, the International Exhibition for the Corrugated and Folding Carton Industry, took place for the 4th time at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. A total of 2,406 visitors from 79 countries came to Munich to discover the wide range of machinery, accessories and services covering the entire production and processing chain of corrugated and folding carton. The number of visitors has, thus, risen by 13% compared to 2017.

A.P. Møller - Mærsk partners with members of DSGC to take tangible step towards decarbonization of ocean shipping

March 22, 2019 - 04:16
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 22, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -Convinced of the urgency to act on climate, a group of Dutch multinationals - FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever - all members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC), will join forces with A.P. Moller - Maersk to take a tangible step towards the decarbonization of ocean shipping.