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Resolute Forest Products Inc. has just announced a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against Greenpeace International, Greenpeace USA, Greenpeace Fund, Inc., STAND (formerly ForestEthics) and a number of their associates. The…
Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN) has just announced the company has completed two separate transactions to enhance its Pacific Northwest timberland portfolio. The transactions include the acquisition of approximately 61,000 acres of well-stocked, highly-productive timberlands in Oregon and Washington, and the disposition…
A new electric-drive shredder designed and engineered by Austrian headquartered UNTHA, is set to increase capacity, profitability and safety levels in the pioneering wood recycling and biomass market. And, unusually for this sector, the ground-breaking technology is now available as…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Garneau appeared in Ottawa, Canada, before the Canadian Parliament's Standing Committee on International Trade. Testifying in support of free, unencumbered access for softwood lumber exports from…
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 05:27

Södra acquires Crown Timber

On 31 March, Södra acquired the remaining shares in Crown Timber Group Plc (Crown Timber). Södra previously held approximately 20 percent of the shares in the company. "The UK is our principal export market. This acquisition gives us valuable control…
IT barometer 2016 of forest industry, an annual report that studies how the Swedish forest industry assesses developments and trends within the business and IT has been published. The report has been conducted by Imano, a Swedish consulting company which…
Wood remains one of the most important renewable resources that contribute to the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of our planet. Under the theme “New Horizons for the Forest Products Industry,” the Forest Products Society (FPS), the global network for…
UPM joined WWF's Global Earth Hour 2016 climate event by turning off the lights at the Biofore House in Helsinki, Finland, on 19 March 2016 from 20:30 to 21:30 local time. "WWF's Earth Hour reminds us all of the importance…
Friday, 26 February 2016 08:42

Brazils new forest code: guide 2016

The Forest Code in Brazil is a piece of legislation on land management that legally requires that landowners in the Brazilian Amazon should permanently maintain a proportion of the land (80%) as forest. It was passed in 1965 but with…
Monday, 22 February 2016 08:22

Exported jobs, illegal timber

EUTR implementation report fails to tackle loophole on printed products The implementation report of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) published yesterday is a missed opportunity. It does not recommend the inclusion of printed products strongly enough in the regulation’s scope.…
RusForest AB (publ) (“RusForest” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ OMX: RUSF), a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, announces preliminary Q4 2015 production and sales results for its Magistralny and Ust-Ilimsk units. Management Comments“RusForest finished the year on a strong…
Following a report published by the European Commission today, which shows that the EU Timber Regulation is still not being enforced effectively in several EU countries a full two and a half years after it was introduced, WWF is calling…
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC (Molpus), a timberland investment management organization headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, has just announced, on behalf of clients, the successful purchase of approximately 87,225 acres of timberland in northern Florida and southern Georgia from affiliates of…
Stakeholders globally are invited to nominate candidates to participate in the revision of some of the core standards of PEFC, the world's largest forest certification system. The standards include PEFC's global requirements for sustainable forest management, forest certification procedures, standard…
The new high capacity log sorting line in Seikku sawmill in Pori is now in full operation. The new investment improves the overall production efficiency of the sawmill significantly because the previous bottle neck is completely renewed. With the new…

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