By the time this edition of the Journal hits the desks, the lazy days of summer will be behind us and we’ll all be back to work at full speed.
The rest of the year will surely be a busy one as we travel for client meetings and industry events. Industry events offer a unique opportunity to hear from interesting speakers, learn new ideas, and make new business connections. And, as many of you know, the London Pulp Week event is coming up in November, along with the IFPTA’s “On the Road” networking event.
This issue of the Journal takes a look at three global port operations – Euroports in China, the Port of Antwerp, and a profile of the Port of Mobile. Also included: in-depth coverage of how two companies in different areas of the supply chain, FMS and UPM, provide specialized forest products support for their customers.
The international association for forest products logistics professionals
International transport of forest products demands integrated efforts of many disciplines. Foresters, mill managers, chemical and clay producers, traffic and logistics managers, must all talk to and work with rail and trucking representatives, marine transporters, stevedores, port and terminal operators, and manufacturers of handling equipment.
IFPTA seeks to establish a permanent framework to ensure continued vitality, within which experience and information can be shared in a professional and timely manner. We can only foresee that our respective disciplines will each grow more specialized, demanding ever more efficient coordination to keep us all working together effectively.