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Who’s the world’s best forwarder operator?

Who’s the world’s best forwarder operator?

For anyone who wants to experience steel nerves, quick decisions and powerful machines, one hot tip is the stand of the Swedish Association of Forestry Contractors at Elmia Wood. “During the fair we’re holding the Swedish School Forwarder Champ...

18-05-2017 Hits:37 Harvesting & Handling

Tieto signs deal with SCA Forest Products to manage SAP environment

Tieto signs deal with SCA Forest Products to manage SAP environment

Tieto has signed a three-year contract with SCA, Europe's largest private forest owner, to handle SAP Application Lifecycle Management Services for its forestry business area. The deal means Tieto will be responsible for application management a...

18-05-2017 Hits:52 Forest

Responsible sourcing of forest products beneficial for businesses, new report

Responsible sourcing of forest products beneficial for businesses, new report

Retail companies with strong responsible forest products sourcing policies are seeing numerous tangible business benefits, demonstrating that sustainability makes business sense, according to a new WWF report. Drawing from the experience of the for...

18-05-2017 Hits:48 Forest

Double A supports Thailand's advancement towards national sustainable forest certification standard

Double A supports Thailand's advancement towards national sustainable forest certification standard

The first Thai company accepted by PEFC as an international stakeholder member Bangkok, Thailand – Double A continues its active promotion of sustainable fiber sourcing in Thailand through certification. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest C...

18-05-2017 Hits:53 Forest

Galliford Try selects Saxlund Push Floor fuel solution for three waste wood gasification facilities

Galliford Try selects Saxlund Push Floor fuel solution for three waste wood gasification facilities

Saxlund International was selected by principal contractor Galliford Try Infrastructure in May 2016 to provide the bulk fuel reception and handling technology for three waste wood gasification facilities currently under construction in Barry, Boston ...

18-05-2017 Hits:45 Forest Bioenergy

Drones over forests approved

Drones over forests approved

The County Administrative Board has approved Södra’s application for a permit to use drones all over Götaland. The aim is to make inventories of storm-affected forests safer and more efficient. "We are happy about the County Administrative Board’s d...

03-04-2017 Hits:125 Forest

Commercial forests are full of untapped energy

Commercial forests are full of untapped energy

The theme of the 2017 United Nations International Day of Forests is Forests and Energy. The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry, which plays an important role in ...

20-03-2017 Hits:159 Forest Bioenergy

The WestRock Foundation Supports Projects of The Nature Conservancy

The WestRock Foundation Supports Projects of The Nature Conservancy

Paper and packaging company partners to preserve forestlands and freshwater in Virginia and Tennessee The Nature Conservancy and WestRock Foundation announced a partnership for two conservation projects in Southeast Virginia and along the Cumberland...

08-03-2017 Hits:200 Forest

Mercer International Inc. to Acquire One of Germany's Largest Sawmills and a Bio-Mass Power Plant

Mercer International Inc. to Acquire One of Germany's Largest Sawmills and a Bio-Mass Power Plant

Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq:MERC) (TSX:MERC.U) has just announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of one of Germany’s largest sawmills and a bio-mass power plant, near Friesau, Germany (the "Frie...

06-03-2017 Hits:200 Biofuels

Valmet introduces a new online analyzer for wood chip and bark moisture measurement

Valmet introduces a new online analyzer for wood chip and bark moisture measurement

The Valmet Chip 'n' Bark Moisture Analyzer (Valmet CBA) offers pulp mills a new tool to advance productivity and efficiency. Continuously measuring wood chip moisture provides the means to accurately control cooking liquor to chip mass ratio for impr...

14-02-2017 Hits:222 Forest Bioenergy

Think Big: Landscapes Rich with Trees Deliver Multiple Benefits

Think Big: Landscapes Rich with Trees Deliver Multiple Benefits

Most development projects start out with a particular assumption about scale: the first order of business is to run a pilot to test a particular intervention, and then, if the results are promising, go on to duplicate the intervention to reach a gr...

01-02-2017 Hits:239 Forest

Highest environmental rating for more harvesting operations

Highest environmental rating for more harvesting operations

The trend that Södra is taking more consideration for the environmental impact of regeneration harvesting is continuing. This was revealed by the company’s Green Balance Sheet for 2016. The approval rate for regeneration harvest sites has increased f...

31-01-2017 Hits:234 Harvesting & Handling

Södra’s nursery in Falkenberg to become fossil-free

Södra’s nursery in Falkenberg to become fossil-free

Södra is investing SEK 6 million in its Falkenberg nursery. The investment will result in a new greenhouse and means the facility will take another step towards fossil-fuel independence. The investment is in line with the sustainability targets set...

20-12-2016 Hits:408 Biofuels

Södra provides SEK 10 million in funding for research and development

Södra provides SEK 10 million in funding for research and development

In November, the Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education decided to contribute an additional SEK 10 million to research projects connected with forestry. Six different projects have been awarded grants, one of which focuses on addres...

14-12-2016 Hits:421 Forest

Pellets

Wood Pellet Imports to the UK Fell 24% Year-Over-Year in August after Record High Imports During the First Half of 2016

Wood pellet imports to the United Kingdom have gone up dramatically the past five years and are likely to reach a new all-time-high in 2016, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The US South is the main supplying region with shipments h...

01-12-2016 Hits:351 Pellets

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North America exports of wood pellets reached record-highs in 2015

North America exports of wood pellets reached record-highs in 2015, with the US Gulf States increasing shipments by 70% from 2Q/15 to 4Q/15, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review Exportation of wood pellets from North America totaled 6.1...

11-05-2016 Hits:734 Pellets

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Valmet to supply a wood pellet heating plant to the Helen Salmisaari power plant in Helsinki, Finland

Valmet will supply a wood pellet heating plant to Helen Oy's Salmisaari power plant. The wood pellet plant will enable Helen to increase the use of bio fuels in district heat production in Helsinki. The new plant helps the city of Helsinki to meet it...

20-04-2016 Hits:744 Pellets

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Logistics

Cronus shows its mettle with new Cardiff gateway

One of Ireland’s most innovative logistic companies is now working with the Port of Cardiff in a move that guarantees container services continue to operate from Wales and expands the southern UK gateways to Ireland. Cronus Logistics has engaged wit...

07-04-2016 Hits:792 Logistics

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Work begins on £25m Quay extention at Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne has appointed the main contractor for the £25m extension of Riverside Quay, the Port’s multifunctional deep-sea facility at South Shields. The main contract for over 300 metres of quay work includes a 125 metre quay extension, an up...

16-01-2015 Hits:1696 Logistics

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L&G Forest Products Creates Timber Hub at the Port of Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury announces today (27 November) a new agreement with L&G Forest Products to create a 70,000sq.ft. timber hub at the port serving the Grafton Group and others throughout England. L&G, who are part of the Grafton Group whic...

28-11-2014 Hits:2104 Logistics

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Harvesting & Handling

Who’s the world’s best forwarder operator?

For anyone who wants to experience steel nerves, quick decisions and powerful machines, one hot tip is the stand of the Swedish Association of Forestry Contractors at Elmia Wood. “During the fair we’re holding the Swedish School Forwarder Champ...

18-05-2017 Hits:37 Harvesting & Handling

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Highest environmental rating for more harvesting operations

The trend that Södra is taking more consideration for the environmental impact of regeneration harvesting is continuing. This was revealed by the company’s Green Balance Sheet for 2016. The approval rate for regeneration harvest sites has increased f...

31-01-2017 Hits:234 Harvesting & Handling

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Long Reach Restructures and Expands Sales Organization for Future Growth

Cecil D’Antignac, recently-named Vice President of Long Reach Sales at Allied Systems Company, announced personnel changes and additions in a major sales reorganization. Streamlining the quoting and development process is a priority, D’Antignac expl...

31-03-2016 Hits:758 Harvesting & Handling

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Biofuels

Tieto signs deal with SCA Forest Products to manage SAP environment

Tieto has signed a three-year contract with SCA, Europe's largest private forest owner, to handle SAP Application Lifecycle Management Services for its forestry business area. The deal means Tieto will be responsible for application management a...

18-05-2017 Hits:52 Forest

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Responsible sourcing of forest products beneficial for businesses, new report

Retail companies with strong responsible forest products sourcing policies are seeing numerous tangible business benefits, demonstrating that sustainability makes business sense, according to a new WWF report. Drawing from the experience of the for...

18-05-2017 Hits:48 Forest

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Double A supports Thailand's advancement towards national sustainable forest certification standard

The first Thai company accepted by PEFC as an international stakeholder member Bangkok, Thailand – Double A continues its active promotion of sustainable fiber sourcing in Thailand through certification. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest C...

18-05-2017 Hits:53 Forest

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