BREMEN, Germany, (Journal of Commerce) -China's rising import demand for wood pulp to feed its paper and packaging industries is expected to create significant opportunities over the coming years both for container lines and specialized open hatch gantry crane vessel operators, a transport conference in Bremen, Germany, heard recently.
China's surplus of pulp imports already exceeded 15 million tons last year and is forecast to rise sharply to around 20 million tons by 2020, according to forest products research firm RISI.Read more
BRUSSELS, 16 September 2015 (RISI) - A mounting migrant crisis involving a growing influx of refugees to Europe and subsequent border control issues has caused pulp and paper (P&P) industry players in the southeastern part of the continent to make adjustments to their logistical operations, especially in Austria, Hungary and the Balkans.Read more
LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2015 (PRNewswire) -Goodman Group, one of the world's largest industrial property groups, with a global network spanning 16 countries and $23 billion (A$30.3 billion) of assets under management, today announces that its wholly owned North American subsidiary, Goodman Birtcher has 100% leased the 1.6 million square foot Goodman Logistics Center Rancho Cucamonga to Georgia-Pacific for a long term lease.Read more
ESCANABA, MI, May 12, 2015 (Upper Michigans Source ) -The ripple effects of the Manistique Paper Mill closing are being felt across the U.P. One Escanaba trucking company lost 100 loads a week when the mill closed.
For the past twenty years, A.M. Express, Inc. and the mill had a great working relationship, but recently, it's become "a mess."
As the Manistique Paper Mill started to go under, A.M. Express knew they were about to lose one of their biggest clients.Read more
TORONTO, March 17, 2015 (PRNewswire) -CN announced today a plan to build a C$250-million intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its main line in the Town of Milton, Ont., located approximately 30 miles west of Toronto. Milton has ready access to major highways reaching key industrial and commercial areas in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).Read more
EUREKA, CA, Sept. 3, 2014 (The Times-Standard) -Using trucks to transport millions of gallons of hazardous liquids from the blighted Samoa pulp mill to Washington state may seem risky, but officials say it's the safest, most effective option.
"The risks of moving the material by trucks are close to zero, especially when you compare it to the risk of keeping the material on the site," Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld said.Read more
The port of Antwerp handled 48,166,806 tonnes of freight in the first three months of this year, 2.5% more than in the same period last year. Container freight did well, while ro/ro and liquid bulk also produced good growth figures.
The container volume rose once more during the first quarter by 2.1%, to 26,004,571 tonnes. This corresponds to 2,146,392 TEU (up 0.9%). Ro/ro also did well during the past three months, with 1,184,608 tonnes or an increase of 5.8% compared with the first quarter of last year. The number of cars handled for its part rose by 2.5% to 313,436.Read more
The port of Antwerp handled 190,849,079 tonnes of freight last year, an increase of 3.6% compared with 2012. The final figure is slightly higher than the already record volume expected at the end of 2013. The main driving force behind the growth was liquid bulk, with the container volume being slightly down as a result of the continuing The current year has got off to a good start with the arrival of the 14,074 TEU CLSL Jupiter. After MSC, Maersk Line and Cosco, China Shipping is the fourth shipping company to send such Ultra-Large Container Ships to Antwerp.Read more
From the end of January, SCA Logistics’ RoRo service will call at the Port of Oxelösund on a weekly basis. The result will be a new and efficient service for containers and RoRo freight from London and Rotterdam to the Stockholm-Mälaren Region and south-eastern Sweden. At the same time, SCA Logistics is expanding the capacity of its container traffic between Rotterdam and St. Petersburg.Read more