WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -In an effort to communicate the vast benefits that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has provided for the Canadian, Mexican and United States economies, and the critical need to maintain free trade on the continent, leaders of the trade associations representing freight rail companies in each nation issued a rare joint letter to negotiators calling for constructive negotiations and the preservation of successful elements currently in place.Read more
The aim is to invest globally in early stage companies developing cutting-edge technology for logistics and supply chains.Read more
Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the closing of a transaction to acquire the 49% equity interest held by The New York Times Company in Donohue Malbaie Inc. for a cash purchase price in the amount of C$ 20 million.Read more
The work focuses on creating a predictable long term operating environment for sustainable, advanced biofuels to enable climate change mitigation in transport with renewable fuels.
The cooperation also aims to enhance knowledge of sustainable fossil-free bioproducts, such as bioplastics, as an important climate solution for example in the packaging and labelling industries. The work is conducted through continuous dialogue with policy officials and decision makers to promote the transition towards a wider bioeconomy.Read more
Seven projects have been selected for financial support will together reduce the number of truck trips by up to 250,000 annually. The Flemish government in turn is building on the Call for Proposals by the Port Authority, and in the next few months it will release a further 1.4 million euros for projects to make transport in and around Antwerp more sustainable.
The seven projects selected are as follows:Read more
occasion on the evening of January 10.
This new terminal allows UPM Raflatac to expand its customer reach and improve its service capabilitiesby offering an expanded range of innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products - particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments - to customers in the Chilean and surrounding markets including Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru. The facility features two meter-wide slitting capabilities and UPM Raflatac also has trimless offerings on selected materials.Read more
The association will pursue them as it supports the pulp, paper, packaging and wood products industry’s ability to grow the economy and create American manufacturing jobs.
AF&PA’s top advocacy priorities for 2018 include:Read more
The root cause of the shortage of pulp wood is the unusually wet and mild start of the winter. Normal winters the ground freezes which allows for efficient forestry. At present, forestry machines cannot be used in the forests in certain areas. In addition, the possibility of driving on the forest road network is limited in some areas, which also reduces the flow of wood. The situation is the same in the Nordic countries, western Russia and the three Baltic states.Read more