October 2019

ESC, Drewry announce an IMO 2020 BAF transparent indexing mechanism

October 22, 2019 - 13:21
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Drewry and the ESC have defined and published a simplified BAF indexing mechanism and bunker charge guide to help shippers monitor and control bunker charges as shipping lines switch to the more expensive bunkers required under the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation.
The mechanism is the result of the ESC-Drewry IMO toolkit reference group, a 10 European shipper experts, Drewry and the ESC tasked with gathering views and best practices on IMO 2020 low-sulphur fuel-related topics.

Reorganisation of the Management Board at Fr. Meyer’s Sohn

October 22, 2019 - 13:19
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The new FMS management Source FMS
The new Management Board will consist of Heiko Voigt and Dominik Lucius. Heiko Voigt comes with 25 years of forwarding experience at Fr. Meyer’s Sohn where he served successfully as Regional CEO EMEA for the last four years. 
Dominik Lucius has been CFO at Fr. Meyer’s Sohn since 2016 and professionalised the areas of Finance, Human Resources, and Compliance. 
 

North American forest products rail freight down 5.4%

October 22, 2019 - 13:17
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North American forest products rail freight was down 8.6% in the latest week ending Sept. 28 from a year ago, and through 39 weeks of 2019 was 5.4% lower to 656,871 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported.

Year-to-date US forest products rail volume was down 4.2% from a year ago at 385,626 carloads, Canada was 7% lower to 328,910 carloads and Mexico was down 10.9% to 1,038 carloads, AAR showed.

Year-to-date total forest products freight was 4.8% lower in mid-August from a year ago.

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Supermarket chain Woolworths trials 20 cent paper bags at 21 stores in Australia

October 21, 2019 - 18:07
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SYDNEY, Oct. 21, 2019 (Local News) -Supermarket giant Woolworths has quietly rolled out paper bags at selected stores as an alternative to plastic reusable ones.

A Woolworths spokeswoman told news.com.au the company was currently trialling the paper bags in 21 stores.

They are being sold for 20 cents each, and are reusable and recyclable — although they are a pricier option compared with the 15 cent reusable plastic bags available at every store in the country.

Lucart wins European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards 2019

October 21, 2019 - 11:32
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PORCARI, Italy, Oct. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -During the 2019 European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards, event held in London by the European Cleaning Journal on October 17th, Lucart Municipal-Material-Cycle has been awarded as Best European Initiative Raising the Profile of the Professional Cleaning Sector.

The project, born with the aim of developing a system of circular economy, durable and replicable, able to actively involve local communities, consists in recycling and converting beverage cartons into new paper products for hygienic and sanitary use.

Lucart wins European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards 2019

October 21, 2019 - 11:32
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PORCARI, Italy, Oct. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -During the 2019 European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards, event held in London by the European Cleaning Journal on October 17th, Lucart Municipal-Material-Cycle has been awarded as Best European Initiative Raising the Profile of the Professional Cleaning Sector.

The project, born with the aim of developing a system of circular economy, durable and replicable, able to actively involve local communities, consists in recycling and converting beverage cartons into new paper products for hygienic and sanitary use.

SIG Combibloc Obeikan launches new combismile packaging solution for South African food and beverage product producer Pioneer Foods

October 21, 2019 - 09:19

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Oct. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -SIG Combibloc Obeikan and Pioneer Foods, one of the largest South African producers and distributors of a range of branded food and beverage products, announced today the launch of the first combismile carton pack in the Middle East and Africa region. The packaging innovation combismile offers Pioneer Foods the potential to access new market opportunities, fuel a wide demographic with on-the-go consumers and offer premium product differentiation across their portfolio.

Voith to supply new kraflinter production line for SCA's paper mill in Obbola, Sweden

October 21, 2019 - 08:19
    HEIDENHEIM, Germany and UMEA, Sweden , Oct. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Comprehensive project scope including BlueLine stock preparation system, XcelLine paper machine, long-term efficiency agreement and the Voith Process Line Package (PLP)
  • Most innovative Papermaking 4.0 concept to increase efficiency, product quality and machine availability
  • Excellent mechanical properties through a customized concept with intelligent controls

Voith to supply new kraftliner production line for SCA's paper mill in Obbola, Sweden

October 21, 2019 - 08:19
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  • HEIDENHEIM, Germany and UMEA, Sweden , Oct. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Comprehensive project scope including BlueLine stock preparation system, XcelLine paper machine, long-term efficiency agreement and the Voith Process Line Package (PLP)
  • Most innovative Papermaking 4.0 concept to increase efficiency, product quality and machine availability
  • Excellent mechanical properties through a customized concept with intelligent controls

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