Following the recent takeover of the Jöbstl Group in Austria, this acquisition is another strategic step for Kuehne + Nagel in expanding its leading European overland network with strong positions in all major markets.Read more
The percentage of protected forest out of productive and poorly productive forest land has increased in northern Finland. In southern Finland, it has remained the same.
The share of protected forests in southern Finland has remained at 5%, according to new statistics published by Natural Resources Institute Finland. Nevertheless, the area of protected forest has increased even in southern Finland, thanks to such measures as the Metso Forest Biodiversity Programme.Read more
In recent months, both shippers and forwarders have expressed confusion and concern over the timing and transparency of the new charges being introduced by carriers as they transition from IFO 380 (intermediate fuel oil) to the new, low-sulphur fuel standard. Drewry’s new low-sulphur BAF index, which will be updated quarterly, provides a simple indexing mechanism to help determine changes in BAF charges during the lifetime of a contract.Read more
The strike included 3,200 CN union workers, mainly conductors, which resulted in the rail network running at about 10% of capacity over eight days, the company said.
CN reported its total forest products freight in the week dropped 38.9% with pulp and paper 31.3% lower to 2,094 carloads, lumber and wood products down 48.1% to 1,614 carloads and primary forest products 34.7% lower to 830 carloads.
The order comprises twenty-two wagons for Södra's pulp transports from the mill in Värö to the port in Varberg. Measuring twenty metres, the new wagon is almost twice as long as its predecessor and constitutes a productive solution, where the entire long side can be opened for maximum accessibility and safe loading and unloading with a clamp forklift.Read more
The company now intends to replace 500 of these lorries with inland water transport. Why contribute to road congestion when you can use shipping instead? Igepa performed some calculations and then called on De Vlaamse Waterweg for support. On 10 December, the first paper barge made its trial run to Aalter.Read more
The facility is set to enhance UPM’s export operations in south-eastern Finland and represents a key step forward in the company’s sustainability blueprint.
The Port of HaminaKotka’s Mussalo Harbour is home to the busiest container terminal in Kotka, Finland. Now, it’s home to a state-of-the-art wood pulp terminal, too.
Thanks to a partnership between the HaminaKotka port, the port operator Steveco and UPM, the new Baltic Sea Pulp Centre opened its quays this autumn.Read more
Saica, Carreras and Iveco are collaborating in a pilot project to use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel for mid and long distance freight transportation. LNG is the most ecological fuel for internal-combustion engines that currently exists.
The project, which first test took place at the end of summer, is part of the Lean & Green initiative. Its objective is to decrease in 20% the CO2 emissions of the Supply Chain in a period of five years.Read more