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Issue date: 
August 24th, 2012

Shipping rates fall for Kiwi exporters

Falling shipping rates are boosting returns on exports and are providing some offset to the high New Zealand dollar. The Baltic Dry Index has fallen 41% compared with this time last month. It is also 39% lower than where it was one year ago.

Issue date: 
Jul 20, 2011

Proposed Amendment of the Sulphur Directive Would Weaken the Competitiveness of the Finnish forest industry

Finland, Jul 20, 2011 - The EU Commission has published its proposed amendment to the Sulphur Directive, which would lead to the maximum sulphur content of maritime fuels being lowered to 0.1% on the Baltic Sea by the beginning of 2015.

Issue date: 
April 1st, 2011

Rising shipping costs for Kiwi exporters

Issue date: 
December 12, 2009

Exports of wood chips from Australia have declined 28% in 2009

Seattle, USA. October, 2009. Australia, the world largest exporter of wood chips reduced shipments by 28% during the first half of 2009.

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.

MGT Power have announced plans for second biomass power plant

MGT Power Ltd has announced plans to develop a second major biomass power generation project at the Port of Tyne in the North Tyneside.   The proposed 295MW Tyne Renewable Energy Plant (Tyne REP) will be located on industrial land in the Port of Tyne, North Shields and is 10 kms east of Newcas

Indonesian Government: Production forests will reach 10m hectares by 2014

The government is optimistic its production forests (HTI) will span over 5 million hectares by the year-end, and over 10 million hectares by 2014 as targeted, because the forestry industry can now resort to financing supported by government, an official says.

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by Dr. Radut