The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is calling on the federal government to act quickly and decisively on the problem identified by the Rail Freight Service Review panel. Early in 2008, the federal government committed to addressing the deficiencies in rail service to rural industries. After two and a half years of process and deliberation the time has come to act.Read more
Through 38 weeks of 2010, pulp and paper freight at 350,933 carloads was 0.1% above last year's levels. US traffic year-to-date is off 0.4% and Canadian volume is 1.2% higher.
Combined lumber and wood products freight for the week at 4,669 carloads was up 3.2% from last year and through 38 weeks at 180,411 carloads was 8.3% higher.Read more
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