Drewry is now predicting that world container port throughput will increase by 3.3% in 2020, following an estimated 2.3% rise last year. The current year forecast represents a downgrade of 0.7 points on the previous outlook given at the end of September 2019.Read more
Although some segments are clearly under pressure due to economic reasons the port is making progress overall. But this progress is not just economic: in social terms the port is also making clear steps in favour of sustainability and mobility.Read more
The globally operating company is thus taking on a pioneering role in the logistics industry. The Alliance was launched in 2018 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in cooperation with the Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing and the German Society for International Cooperation. With the aim of simultaneously promoting development and environmental protection, the alliance recognises, links and promotes the commitment of the private sector.Read more
Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean said: “Maritime transport is a global business, and reducing its emissions requires global solutions. The entry into force of the global sulphur cap is an important milestone for the entire maritime sector; it will contribute to further reduce emissions of harmful air pollutants, directly benefiting cities and communities around the globe, including important ones on our Southern European shores.Read more
At the turn of the year, a new company, SCA Shipping AB, was formed. “Gathering our entire shipping business is a more logical solution“, says Per-Anders Westin, Finance Manager SCA Logistics.
SCA’s shipping operations have been located on the Isle of Man for a number of years; however, some 10 Swedish companies, among them SCA, have applied to the Swedish Tax Agency to move their shipping businesses back home from 1 January. This is the result of a change to taxation regulations for vessel ownership.Read more
US forest products freight was 4.5% lower for the year to 509,238 carloads. Canada declined 8.4% to 349,875 carloads, including an eight-day strike by the Teamsters union in late November.
Mexico’s small forest industry freight volume was down 1.4% in the year to 1,422 carloads.
Total North American carload freight was down 3.9% in 2019 with an 8.6% decline in coal, a 5.4% decrease in nonmetallic minerals, and a 3.9% decline in grain, AAR reported. All commodities tracked were lower in the year except petroleum, which increased 11.7%.Read more
The UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery uses wood-based residual raw material, crude tall oil, to produce unique renewable fuels that genuinely decrease emissions and mitigate climate change.
Today, UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery produces approximately 160 million litres of advanced biofuels and biomaterials each year. These are used to replace fossil-based raw materials in transport fuels and various plastics and adhesives used, for example, in packaging and construction materials.Read more
In December, the entire project team gathered for a kick off meeting at Rex in Umeå, Sweden. This team will work hard to develop the SCA paper mill in Obbola outside Umeå and make sure the world's most advanced and productive kraftliner machine is built. During the day project's objectives and time schedule was presented.
The project is already rolling with a project road, temporary offices in place and on August 1 2020 pillars will be raised for the new machine hall. Building the new kraftliner machine will be the most time consuming part.