The International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) announced today the overwhelming success of its Second South American Regional Seminar held in São Paulo, Brazil, September 27 - 28, 2010. Over 160 participants from 16 countries attended the sold out event that focused on the challenges and opportunities facing the forest products logistics industry in South America.Read more
Traffic was up 5.8% in the US, 13.2% higher in Canada and 31% lower in Mexico.
Combined year-to-date pulp and paper volume at 331,558 carloads was off 0.3% from the same 36 week period of 2009, AAR showed.Read more
Year-to-date pulp and paper traffic at 321,526 carloads was off 0.5% from the same 35-week period last year, according to the American Assn of Railroads.
US pulp and paper volumes in the week were 8.8% higher, Canada was up 7.4% and Mexico was unchanged.Read more
Total North American rail freight for the week was 7.4% higher and year-to-date was up 10%.Read more
The Evelyn Maersk was the 100th ultra large container carrier (ULCC) to sail into the port of Rotterdam in 2010. A ULCC is a ship that can carry more than 10,000 TEU (unit measurement for containers). It was less than three years ago that the first vessel of this capacity went into service. In the meantime, such ships dock in Rotterdam every other day, on average.Read more