OAKLAND, CA, Jan. 11, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -North American total forest products railroad freight was 0.5% higher in 2018 from a year ago to 916,777 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads (AAR) reported. Volume in 2017 was 1.7% lower from 2016 at 912,295 carloads, including pulp and paper, lumber and wood products, and primary forest products, such as woodchips and logs.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced that a more resilient paper recycling system, transportation infrastructure, international trade, tax policy, and regulatory reforms and process improvements top its 2019 advocacy priority list. The association will pursue these priorities as it supports the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products industry’s ability to grow and create American manufacturing jobs.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 3, 2019 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman thanked the U.S. Senate for confirming Patrick Fuchs and Martin Oberman to serve on the Surface Transportation Board.Read more
LISBON, Portugal , Dec. 26, 2018 (Press Release) -In a global first for the airline industry, and a defining moment for the sustainability of the planet, wet-lease carrier Hi Fly is poised to make the first-ever jet-age passenger flight with not a single-use plastic item on board.
The ‘plastics-free’ trial, involving four flights by Hi Fly’s wide-body Airbus A340, 9H-SUN, will jet into the history books for the first time on December 26th, when it takes off from Lisbon on its way to Natal in Brazil.Read more
TAURANGA, New Zealand, Dec. 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Oji Fibre Solutions and Port of Tauranga have today confirmed their long term relationship has been extended with the renewal of their Operating Agreement for a further 10 years.
Oji Fibre Solutions is New Zealand’s major manufacturer of market kraft pulps, container board and packaging products. The company has committed to consolidating the majority of its import and export cargo volumes through Port of Tauranga for the next decade.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 17, 2018 (RISI) -The province of Trento, Italy, has renewed an aid scheme aimed at promoting the integrated rail-road transport system until 2020. According to the province, the integrated transport system allows for the removal of 7,000 trucks from local roads and motorways, thus reducing CO2 emissions.
In particular, the scheme benefits pulp transports from ports in the south of Italy to Lecta’s Cartiere del Garda mill and Fedrigoni’s Riva del Garda mill.Read more
The World Container Index assessed by Drewry, a composite of container freight rates on 8 major routes to/from the US, Europe and Asia is down by 1.2% to $1,622.68 per 40ft container (updated Thursday, 13 December 2018).
Drewry provides container freight rate benchmarking covering over 8,000 port pair combinations via its Benchmarking Club.
This new control called Valmet DNA Sea Optimal Mode acts as a separate power management mode within the Valmet DNA Power Management System.
Valmet DNA Sea Optimal Mode enables ship owners to achieve up to 3% savings in fuel consumption. The actual savings vary based on the load of the power plant and specific fuel consumption (SFC) profile of the engine. Valmet DNA Sea Optimal Mode has been tested in close cooperation with shipyards and ship owners. It is already in operation on several cruise vessels.Read more