Industry Insights

US Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased by 9 Percent in March

US Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased by 9 Percent in March

The American Forest & Paper Association has released its March 2017 Printing-Writing Paper Report.

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Ports Apprehensive About Trump’s Budget

Ports Apprehensive About Trump's Budget

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has voiced its concern over the potential of significant declines for most federally funded, port-related programs in President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget.

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Trade Wars – Potential Impact on the Global Paper Industry

Trade Wars - Potential Impact on the Global Paper Industry

The newly inaugurated US President has proposed a review of current US trade agreements and tariffs with the objective of strengthening US-based manufacturing. A potential outcome could be increased tariffs from the US side that most likely would be followed by counteractions from other nations. A chain reaction of events could lead to a reshaped global pulp and paper industry.

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Alan Bog Appointed President of the IFPTA

Buddy Greene to Step Down after PPI Transport Symposium 22
Alan Bog Appointed President of the IFPTA

PRESS RELEASE

The International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) today announced Mr. Alan Bog has been appointed President of the Association. The appointment is the result of a unanimous vote by the IFPTA Board of Directors at the IFPTA Board of Directors Meeting in November 2016. At the close of PPI Transport Symposium 22, current President, Buddy Greene, will become President Emeritus and continue to support the IFPTA.

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Intermodal Volumes Snap Stretch of Declines to Close Out 2016, Reports IANA

Intermodal Volumes Snap Stretch of Declines to Close Out 2016, Reports IANA

While the third quarter of 2016, marked the second straight quarter total intermodal volumes declined on the heels of 25 consecutive quarters of growth, the fourth quarter returned to growth mode, albeit barely, according to data in the 2016 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Report issued this week by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

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