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July 2019

Canada investing $28.8M in innovative technology at Domtar mill in Ontario that could replace single-use plastics

July 23, 2019 - 15:11
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ESPANOLA, ON, July 23, 2019 (Press Release) -Environmental leadership and economic growth must go hand in hand. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in innovation and sustainability in our forestry sector—to help secure good middle-class jobs and protect our environment for future generations.

Germany's HERMA introduces new linerless labelling system and to premiere at both Fachpack and Labelexpo 2019

July 23, 2019 - 09:43
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    DREIEICH, Germany , July 22, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Thousands of tons of liner material and costly waste disposal can be avoided every year by the new HERMA InNo-Liner system.
  • Among the linerless systems known to HERMA, this is the first solution of its kind worldwide that satisfies the strict requirements imposed by logistics and distribution centres.
  • The patented self-adhesive material, which is not at all sticky at first, becomes highly adhesive in a fraction of a second as it is dispensed and activated by a special micro-atomiser.

ExxonMobil introduces Mobil SHC Elite synthetic gear and bearing circulating oil for pulp and paper mills

July 23, 2019 - 09:28
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    LONDON, July 23, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Mobil SHC Elite performs at temperatures up to 150°C in intermittent service
  • Advanced gear and circulating oils can extend oil drain intervals by up to 12 times1, reducing maintenance costs and enhancing safety
  • Offers up to a 3.6% energy efficiency benefit versus mineral oils2

Kuehne + Nagel Group first half-year results 2019

July 23, 2019 - 07:05
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In the first half of 2019, the Kuehne + Nagel Group increased net turnover by 5.3%, gross profit by 5.5% and EBIT by 2.0% compared to the previous year's period.

Seafreight and overland continued the growth momentum of the first quarter. In light of the deteriorating market environment, airfreight experienced a decrease in volume. The restructuring in contract logistics proceeded according to plan.

Best quarter ever for Port of Antwerp

July 23, 2019 - 07:03
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After two absolute record months, April and May, with more than 1 million TEU, Port of Antwerp closed the second quarter with a strong month in June. Result: a record volume on a quarterly basis. The continued growth in the number of containers and the volume of dry bulk in particular compensated for the decline in other, more market-sensitive sectors such as liquid bulk and breakbulk. This was achieved despite the slow-down in European growth and uncertainty in the market. Greater transhipment continues to drive the Antwerp container business upwards.

Stora Enso plans consolidation of spruce production to one sawmill in Finland

July 23, 2019 - 07:02
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The plan includes a permanent closure of Kitee sawmill and production increase to Varkaus. The objective is to improve profitability and competitiveness by creating a fully integrated sawmill for spruce production in Varkaus, optimising the synergies from the existing LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber), pulp and board mills.

SCA acquires another 10,000 hectares of forest land in Latvia

July 23, 2019 - 07:01
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The purchase price is approximately SEK 260 million (Euro 24.2 mill) on a debt-free basis. The acquisition comprises 9 600 hectares, of which 8 500 are forest land. The standing timber volume amounts to 900 000 m3.

Earlier this year SCA acquired 10 000 hectares of forest land in Latvia and 10 000 hectares of forest land in Estonia.

Canfor announces additional capacity reductions in BC Vancouver, Canada

July 23, 2019 - 07:00
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The indefinite curtailment at Mackenzie, which is effective immediately, is due to the high cost of fibre, continued poor lumber markets and challenging operating conditions that have combined to make the mill uneconomic under these conditions. The Isle Pierre sawmill will be permanently reduced from two shifts to one shift effective September 20, 2019.

Strict Chinese RCP import bans - How are they shaping global pulp demand?

July 23, 2019 - 06:53
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At the PPI Transport Symposium 23, taking place September 16 to 18 in Tarragona, Spain, you will hear a panel discussion covering topics like:

•           How is the ban impacting India, Indonesia and Taiwan imports?

•           Are container and breakbulk carriers positioned to respond to shifting trade flows?

•           Will the ban lead to higher pulp prices and increased transportation costs?

•           What is the future of the future Chinese pulp market?

•           Where are the likely next high growth markets for virgin fibers?