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Lumbering Logistics Grows

Most pulp and paper producers have built up significant in-house logistics operations alongside their core business, reflecting the specialized nature of forest products transportation.

Downturn Shreds European Forest Products

The forestry industry in Europe, the former Soviet Union and North America last year suffered the biggest decline in demand for wood since the 1970s, and that wasn’t even the worst of the news for this foundation business.

Emission Capture Study Funded for Paper Industry

WALLULA, Wash., Oct. 13 /CNW/ -- Battelle and Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) will conduct the first-ever feasibility study of new carbon capture and storage technology in the $140 billion pulp, paper and paperboard industry, under a $500,000 project announced by the Department of Energy (DOE).

Fibria and Stora Enso to start planning Veracel II

Oct 13 2009  Fibria and Stora Enso, co-owners of Brazilian pulp mill Veracel, are reportedly close to a re-start of the planning process for an expansion of Veracel, the so called Veracel II project.

Ilim Group to strengthen its position in Siberia

Considering increased demand on coniferous pulp in China and large forest resources in Siberia Ilim Group is currently carrying out research on construction of a new pulp and paper mill in Bratsk (Irkutsk region).

Russian Forest Sector News at a glance

October 2, 2009

Norske Skog to sell Hebei mill in China

Sept 24 2009  Norske Skog has entered into an agreement with Chinese Shandong Huatai Paper to sell Norske Skog Hebei mill in Zhaoxian, China. The price is around 800 million Norwegian Kroner.

The UNECE Market Review 2008 - 2009

The current economic crisis is hitting hard the forest products sector across the UNECE region, according to the UNECE/FAO’s Forest Products Annual Market Review 2008-2009.

Brazil Pulp Production up in 2008

Brazil increased pulp production in 2008 by about eight percent. Wood fiber costs have remained unchanged in the local currency in the 2Q/09 but were eight percent higher in US dollar terms as compared to the previous quarter, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.

Forest Sector Downturn slowed in Q2 2009

Canada's forest, paper & packaging (FPP) sector continued to be negatively impacted by the global economic downturn during the second quarter of 2009.


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