IFPTA Journal

Volume 34, Number 1 / 2017


Savannah has lots to show


The Port of Savannah is located in the heart of the forest products industry in the Southeast, and the experts at the Georgia Ports Authority have led it to become one the busiest ports in the U.S.

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From the Editor: The Path is the Goal

The themes addressed last year will remain important in the future as well: This is one of the most important insights emerged from the interviews conducted by the IFTPA Journal with the CEOs and chairpersons of forest products manufacturing companies during the 2016 London Pulp Week.


A World-Class Learning and Collaborative Event

Greetings from the sunny US South. We are not yet halfway through February, yet the weather feels a bit like Spring. Savannah, our host port for Transport Symposium 22, is rolling out the best of southern hospitality to welcome you.


Five Global Producers Open Up

The IFPTA Journal talks with representatives from Mercer, Södra, UPM, Stora Enso and Fibria for interviews regarding ongoing investment projects and the industry’s efforts to make logistics more sustainable.



From Alibaba and the Day for Lonely Hearts

London Pulp Week annually attracts the global pulp and forestry sector community to the English capital in the second week of November. The highlight of the event is the Hawkins Wright Symposium where presenters cover the state of the industry.



Optimum Process from a Customer Standpoint

At Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (FMS), the largest transport specialist for forest products, the IT department is becoming increasingly more important with regard to customer solutions and digital innovations. Olaf Rathgeb, CTO and member of management board, reviews the company’s current investments in this field and the benefit for customers.


 SCA Timber Grows

SCA has an important competitive advantage in its large volumes that lead to efficient logistics
Over the past 20 years SCA Timber has undergone extensive changes. The production plants have been modernized and made more efficient and major efforts have been made to improve value added and customer offerings.


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2017 Media Planning Guide

The IFPTA Journal is the professional journal of the International Forest Products Transport Association. From transport and distribution to warehousing and materials handling of forest products the IFPTA Journal reaches a global audience of industry professionals who work in the logistics and transport industries.

Each issue delivers exclusive content from across the full spectrum of the forest products logistics industry. Features and columns cover the innovations and advancements of the industry, offering an invaluable forum for the most up-to-date information. Readers of the IFPTA Journal receive the latest industry news from around the world, as well as reporting and analysis of market trends and developments.

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