March 2021 pulp and paper analysis now available!

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The March 2021 edition (Number 189) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. A focus on food and fibre opportunities has been sharpened by the news of the Whakatane Board Mill’s imminent… Read More

Shipping & Freight: costs remain high, containers move slowly, Suez blocked

Containerised freight shipping costs moderated marginally in February and through to mid-March, but have not corrected to any meaningful extent. As previous discussed, the global freight system is in pandemic-related turmoil, with mismatches of containers between ports of dispatch and delivery at all-time highs. Joc.com reports that in 2020, the… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge – February 2021: NOW AVAILABLE

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The February 2021 edition (Number 188) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. IndustryEdge notes that in 2020, the decline in imports of printing and communication papers was dramatic, falling 35% compared… Read More

Ocean freight rates at record levels: premium surcharge impact

Global container freight rates continued to sky-rocket into the new year as major freight companies applied surcharges for premium service that some are calling ‘extortionate’. Early January discussion with two major importers to Australia included comments that they were required to pay additional fees just to have the ocean freight… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge – January 2021: NOW AVAILABLE

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The January 2021 edition (Number 187) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. IndustryEdge advises there is cautious optimism in most sectors of the broad industry, with those involved in specialty and… Read More

Shipping & Freight: Ocean freight rates at record levels – premium surcharge impact

Global container freight rates continued to sky-rocket into the new year as major freight companies applied surcharges for premium service that some are calling ‘extortionate’. Early January discussion with two major importers to Australia included comments that they were required to pay additional fees just to have the ocean freight… Read More

Shipping: Delays increasing with little respite expected

That global container freight is in a messy situation right now is undeniable. Global market asymmetry created by the early months of the pandemic is still rippling its way across global economies that are performing in different and often unpredictable ways. Latest data and intelligence shows that in addition to… Read More

NZ pulp exports recover after pandemic slump

Exports of pulp from New Zealand crashed in April, recovered some ground in May and returned to normal in June, as a direct result of the pandemic. Pulp exports had been trending up, and were at two year highs in February 2020 (95 kt), before collapsing to 31 kt in… Read More

Annual Strategic Review: Now Available

The 2020 Pulp & Paper Industry Strategic Review has been released and is now available for subscription by existing and previous subscribers. The 29th annual edition of Australia’s and New Zealand’s only analysis of consumption and supply of paper and paperboard provides details of the entire decade, for all major… Read More

Tools for tracking woodchip exports, shipping and imports

Through IndustryEdge’s innovative online platform, Wood Market Edge, woodchip exporters, pulp producers, traders, port authorities and others are tracking the increasingly complex global woodchip trade. Using a mix of trade data, automated vessel tracking, port ‘watching’ and ongoing field research, Wood Market Edge online allows subscribers to understand what is… Read More

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