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IFPTA Journal

The magazine for forest products logistics professionals


IFPTA Journal Vol. 32 No. 1

Expect the unexpected

Transport Symposium 21 in Bremen offered a frank and sometimes startling persepctive on the issues facing the global forest products logistics industry

China’s slowdown will continue to have wide-ranging consequences, the future for the wood pellet industry looks hazy, and Brazil’s infrastructure continues to hamper that country’s pulp and paper industry. But new projects and innovations in Asia and South America are beginning to take shape, while North America and Europe work to transition into more stable footing for the long-term.

In this issue, we also cover the partnership between paper producer Holmen Group and DB Schenker, and report on VCK’s new all-weather terminal at Amsterdam.

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About the IFPTA

International Forest Products Transport Association
Transport, Handling, Warehousing and Distribution of Forest Products


An 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.

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