GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The July 2021 edition (Number 193) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry has just been published. This month, as the IndustryEdge team commenced preparing the 30th annual edition of the Pulp & Paper Strategic… Read More

Corrugating medium imports down 31%

Australia’s imports of corrugating medium – including semi-chemical fluting – fell a sizeable 31% year-ended May 2021, declining to 32,644 tonnes. Despite the sharp fall in volumes, the average import price was just 0.5% lower than a year earlier, declining to AUDFob649/t. Corrugating medium imports are a little like coals… Read More

Shipping & Freight: Grinding back to normal, slow route to recovery

Just as some indication of moderating freight out of China seemed to be possible, latest news from the US suggests that retailers expect to break import records in 2H21, as they expect the Christmas period to be the biggest ever. Some export softening of consumer goods is being experienced out… Read More

Shipping & Freight: Grinding back to normal, slow route to recovery

Just as some indication of moderating freight out of China seemed to be possible, latest news from the US suggests that retailers expect to break import records in 2H21, as they expect the Christmas period to be the biggest ever. Some export softening of consumer goods is being experienced out… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge: Edition 192 is Now Available

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The June 2021 edition (Number 192) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published yesterday. All roads led to New Zealand in June, as the Whakatane Board Mill remained open, after a last minute… Read More

Shipping & Freight: Routes Cut to Provide Supply ‘Integrity’

As global container freight continues to be delayed and disrupted, a number of major shipping lines are starting to cut out the most disrupted routes altogether. Inevitably, most of the routes are in countries that are less developed or that ship smaller volumes of containers. The effort to increase the… Read More

Shipping & Freight: Routes Cut to Provide Supply ‘Integrity’

As global container freight continues to be delayed and disrupted, a number of major shipping lines are starting to cut out the most disrupted routes altogether. Inevitably, most of the routes are in countries that are less developed or that ship smaller volumes of containers. The effort to increase the… Read More

Latest wood market data now available: Wood Market Edge online

As global fibre shortages and supply disruptions continue throughout the wood products supply chain, timely and accurate data has never been more important. No matter where you sit along the supply chain, regardless of your business’ role in providing, processing or acquiring and using timber and wood products, the most… Read More

Paper sector recovery underway: Pulp & Paper Edge

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The May 2021 edition (Number 191) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. Latest analysis shows the paper sector’s trade has recovered some ground in the first quarter of 2021, but its… Read More

Shipping & Freight: Prices unlikely to moderate as fleets speed up

Whether containerized or bulk, freight rates have increased massively over the last year, and especially in 2021. The ClarkSea Index, a weighted average of tanker, bulk carrier, containership and gas carrier earnings managed by Clarkson Research Services, hit a new high for 2021 of USD24,351 per day – that’s the… Read More

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