The Council of State approved a deal that expands the Ports’ profile in the highly competitive wood pellet industry. The North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors approved the same agreement last week.Read more
GREEN BAY, WI, Oct. 2, 2013 (Press Release) -Jeff Shefchik, president of Green Bay, Wis.-based regional truckload carrier Paper Transport Inc., is proud that his company is among the first to begin moving toward a fleet with a significant number of natural gas-powered trucks.
Paper Transport began testing two Kenworth natural gas trucks in 2012 and this spring the company became one of Kenworth's first customers to run CNG-powered Kenworth T660s with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine.Read more
There are some things we cannot change. We cannot change the rising fuel prices and carrier rates, or the state of our global economy. We cannot change the fluctuations of the freight forwarding and shipping market, or the complexities that inevitably come with ocean shipping – especially when handling special cargo overseas. And we cannot change the challenges of shipping in the forestry industry, where weight and temperature restrictions, split bookings and narrow margins can slow down deliveries and make managing shipments overwhelming.Read more
Maryland Governor O'Malley announced that the Port of Baltimore's public marine terminals handled a record 9.55 million tons of general cargo during Fiscal Year 2013 (July 2012- June 2013) besting the previous record of 9.33 million tons set in Fiscal Year 2012. In June 2013 (the most recent numbers available), general cargo at the Port of Baltimore's public marine terminals was up 4.6% from June 2012. General cargo includes autos, farm and construction machinery, containers and forest products (rolled paper and wood pulp).Read more
European shipments of coated woodfree (CWF) and uncoated woodfree (UWF) paper saw another year-on-year decrease in June, according to data from EURO-GRAPH, the European Association of Graphic Paper Producers.
Total European CWF deliveries fell by 11%% year on year to 540,000 tonnes. Those within Europe fell by 10.8% to 423,000 tonnes, while deliveries to non-European destinations sank by 11.7% to 117,000 tonnes.Read more
The American Forest & Paper Association has released its June 2013 Printing-Writing Paper Report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments were down 7 percent compared with June 2012, with total inventory levels increasing 4 percent from May.
Additional key findings:Read more
NEWARK, NJ, July 22, 2013 (PRNewswire) -JOC Group Inc. today announced the launch of the Port Productivity database, the first global, apples-to-apples measurement of container port performance. JOC Group is the leading global media focused on container shipping and international logistics.Read more