OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2019 (Press Release) -Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) issued a statement today signalling the sector’s concern over disruptions to Canada’s rail transport system.Read more
HELSINKI, Nov. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM Changshu paper mill in China is the first company in the region to begin electrifying its logistics chain by starting to use electric vehicles for deliveries.
“This is the next step in our long-term objective to reduce the use of fossil fuels and minimise emissions at the Changshu mill,” says York Fang, UPM Specialty Papers’ Vice President Supply Chain Operations in the Asia Pacific region.Read more
VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 19, 2019 (Local News) -Canadians are about to learn just how important railways still are in Canada.
More than 3,000 CN workers are now on strike, and industries that rely on freight to move products — everything from grain to metallurgical coal and gasoline — are sending warning signals to the federal government that the impacts could be severe, if the strike drags on.
Even if the strike is ended by federal legislation, that could take days or weeks, and by then there could be significant impacts on industries, like lumber and mining in B.C.Read more
MONTREAL, Nov. 19, 2019 (CBC) -The federal government has urged Canadian National Railway Co. and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to continue negotiating as the roughly 3,200 conductors, trainpersons and yard workers went on strike.
Labour Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday the government is concerned about the impact of a work stoppage on Canadians, but remains hopeful the two sides will reach an agreement.
The rail workers walked off the job after failing to reach a deal by a midnight deadline.Read more
MONTREAL, Nov. 16, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -CN said today that the Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY), which represents approximately 3,200 CN employees who work as train conductors and railyard coordinators only in Canada, has given the company a 72-hour notice of its intention to strike as of 00:01 hours Eastern Standard Time on November 19, 2019.Read more
SAVANNAH, GA, Nov. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -The Georgia Ports Authority moved 428,400 twenty-foot equivalent container units in October, an increase of 14,600 TEUs or 3.5 percent. The strong month gave the Port of Savannah a fiscal year-to-date total of 1.6 million TEUs, up 90,600, or 6 percent.
"We have seen three years of incredible volume growth, and the economy of the U.S. Southeast remains a powerhouse," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "Georgia's market share continues to expand as new commodities come online and customers in new regions rely on our services."Read more
The move is in response to lower demand for sawn timber in the months ahead. The stoppages are expected to reduce production by 30,000 m³.
Södra’s sawmills have processed a higher share of spruce over the past six months due to the infestation of spruce bark beetle. The assessment is that most of the year’s timber from forest infested with spruce bark beetle will have been handled by the end of the year. For this reason, Södra is able to adapt its production in the short term while fully meeting its obligations in relation to its members.Read more
„Even more so than today, we can become the gateway to Europe. This far-reaching cooperation opens up opportunities to respond even more quickly to future challenges such as scaling, energy transition, innovation and digitisation. All themes that are Port of Antwerp hard to bet on and a pioneering role to play. In the field of employment, too, we are going for regional anchoring and we want to be a sustainable partner“, they stated in a common press release.