Out of all the activities the IFPTA has started in the last four years, the IFPTA on the Road event series is one of the members’ favorite.
IFPTA on the Road is a traveling event series aimed at education and networking for our members and invited guests. Each one is crafted to give you exclusive access to other IFPTA members and the chance to hear a speaker talk about interesting topics and issues facing our industry.
Since 2012, we have hosted nine IFPTA On the Road events and each one gets bigger and better. Our most recent event was held on November 7, 2016 in London during London Pulp Week. The event attracted nearly 80 members and guests to the historic Sun Tavern Pub in Covent Garden.
Also, in this issue: A look at how Södra keeps pace with the increasing demands of the market; a report from Baltic Shipping Days 2016; the new logistics terminal at Ostuferhafen Kiel and a new mobile app for handling forklift inspections.
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.