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
Tideworks Technology®, has announced that Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia, Poland has successfully implemented its latest EDI solution offering, EDI PorterSM as a Platform (EPaaP).Read more
Fibria's board of directors on June 18 approved an Affreightment Agreement of Vessels, owned or operated by Saga Welco AS of Norway, to the transportation of bleached eucalyptus pulp of the company and/or its controlled companies, which could include, at the company's criteria, part of the pulp produced by Horizonte 2 Project, for an initial period of five years and six months, beginning on July 1, 2016.
It may be extended for five years.
The estimated amount related to the period of this agreement is $750 million, Fibria said.Read more
The UK has long been one of Fiskeby's largest and most important markets. Most of the cartonboard sent from Fiskeby to the United Kingdom is shipped by sea.
The shipping company SUN Line operated by Thor Shipping & Transport is responsible for Fiskeby's shipping. From March 2015, departures have taken place from Oxelösund and Västerås twice a week compared with the previous once per weekRead more
OSWEGO, NY, April 8, 2015 (Local News) -A new multi-million dollar rail yard is being planned in Central New York, to connect the Port of Oswego to shipments in New York City.
The investment is part of the latest New York State budget.
Over the past 30-years, revenues have quadrupled at the Port of Oswego. Terry Hammill, the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Port of Oswego Authority, projects total earnings of $20-million between 2010 and 2015.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Feb. 10, 2015 (RISI) -Georgia-Pacific is turning shipping duties at its Green Bay, WI, operations to RGL Logistics,which eliminates 89 jobs at the company, according to a local press report.Read more
LONGVIEW, WA, Jan. 8, 2015 (Longview Daily News) -Weyerhaeuser Co. will cut production and jobs at its Longview pulp and paper mill because the West Coast labor dispute is making it difficult to ship its products, the company confirmed Wednesday.
Cuts will occur at the end of the month, but the company did not say how many workers would be affected or whether the layoffs would be permanent or temporary.Read more
More sawmills throughout the Nordic region can now ship their timber via the Port of Gothenburg. A new transloading terminal for timber products has opened at the port. The terminal will be run by the family-owned company Sören Thyr AB.Read more
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has issued the following update regarding continued union slowdowns and work actions at the major West Coast ports. The union actions are tied to the ongoing negotiations for a new coast-wide labor contract. Negotiations began in May for the contract that expired July 1, and talks have been occurring almost constantly for the past six months.Read more