Holmen has signed an agreement to sell forest properties in north-west Jämtland, Sweden, for SEK 100 million.
“This forest land is located far from our production facilities and has significant other values than forestry. We intend to reinvest the sales proceeds in forest located closer to our own production facilities,” says Henrik Sjölund, President and CEO of Holmen. The buyer is Persson Invest, a Group with a turnover of 5.5 billion SEK that already owns 100,000 hectares of forest land in Jämtland County.Read more
The Carbon and Sustainability Pact that both companies concluded in the last few days calls for a 17% reduction in CO2 emissions per container moved by Hapag-Lloyd by 2020 compared to 2017. The agreement between the largest seafreight logistics company and one of the largest liner shipping companies in the world also allows for potential for additional reductions on selected routes.
In the document, both companies clearly state that they “want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to influence the logistics sector.”Read more
After nine months the total this year stands at 167.1 million tonnes, an increase of 3.3% compared with the same period last year.
Strong growth has been recorded in practically all sectors up until the end of September: containers are up by 3.7% in tonnage (to 91.9 million tonnes), liquid bulk such as oil derivatives is up by 2.4% (to 54.4 million tonnes), conventional breakbulk such as steel is up by 7.7% (to 7.8 million tonnes) while ro/ro completes the progression with growth of 10.7% (to 3.7 million tonnes).Read more
From January to October of 2017, pulp exports rose 2.9% in comparison with the same period of the previous year, reaching 16.0 million tons sold, exports of wood panels increased by 29.4%, with 1.1 million cubic meters directed toward foreign markets, and paper exports grew 0.4% with almost 1.7 million tons traded.
This positive performance propelled export revenues past the US$ 7 billion mark in the first 10 months of the year, growth of 10.9% over the same period in 2016. This created a US$ 6.15 billion surplus in the trade balance for the sector, an increase of 12.7%.Read more
In particular, Sappi has started preparatory work for the potential expansion of its Saiccor DWP Mill to ensure that the company would be in a position to increase the mill’s capacity by up to 250,000 t/y to meet strong projected demand growth.
Building on the previously announced debottlenecking investments which will increase the Saiccor Mill capacity by 10,000tpa by the end of 2018, work has also started at increasing the chipping capacity and modernising the Saiccor Mill wood yard.
Located on federal highway BR 158, the terminal, with annual shipment capacity of 1.95 million tons of pulp, integrates road and rail transportation to transport the pulp that will be produced at Fibria’s second plant in Três Lagoas to the Port of Santos in São Paulo, from where it will be exported to clients in Asia, Europe and the US.Read more
Since December 4, SCA’s container vessels, MV SCA Tunadal and MV SCA Munksund, will make a weekly port call at Oxelösund. This will create a new, regular and efficient transport solution for goods from the European continent to the Stockholm Region.
While SCA's RORO vessels already make port calls to Oxelösund, container traffic will be a new addition.Read more
DELAWARE, OH, Dec. 11, 2017 (Press Release) -Greif, a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, announces the company is deploying 3,000 new branded trailers to serve its customers throughout North America.Read more