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

Pulp market turns a tentative corner

Global pulp markets appear to be reacting to supply signals, and to continuing pressures on some major economies ahead of others, with the earliest signs of a cyclical upturn in prices evident in the most recent trade activity. In last month’s briefing, we reported that the data pointed to the… Read More

Port Botany Chaos Adds to Trade Pains

Chaos at Port Botany, assertion of market power by global shipping companies, an industrial dispute, and ‘disastrous’ container handling conditions in Sydney have been brought to a head with a new series of port congestion surcharges at Australia’s second busiest port. The USD285/TEU (AUD388 or NZD390) charge being levied on… Read More

Access the Latest Wood Fibre Data for Australia and New Zealand

Get access to all of the latest log, woodchip and sawnwood data via Wood Market Edge online, IndustryEdge’s ground-breaking data and information service. In recent months, our innovative approach to tracking the global woodchip trade has been enhanced by online delivery. Subscribers to Wood Market Edge online can login and… Read More

NZ sack and bag trade largely local, but watch pre-converted imports

Probably the world’s greatest dairy products exporter, New Zealand is inevitably a massive user of fibre packaging, including industrial sacks and bags. Like other forms of fibre packaging, New Zealand is largely self-sufficient in this sector, with imports playing a supporting role. Having upgraded its Auckland sack plant in April… Read More

Market Webinars Commence Next Week: Discounted Access for IndustryEdge Subscribers

IndustryEdge is delighted to be partnering with Appita,* to deliver a series of six market-focussed webinars on the ‘State of the Market’.  The six webinars will be conducted monthly in the second half of 2020, providing information, insights and the opportunity to engage with IndustryEdge, with others in the local… Read More

Freight: Freight opening up again, costs beginning to rise [Subscribers Only]

Despite the ongoing challenge of some sea containers still being held up in less useful locations, global sea freight appears to be returning to some semblance of normality, albeit overlaid with ongoing challenges. Container freight shipping costs reported by Hellenic Shipping and derived from VBHS e.V data, shows most vessel… Read More

DEVELOPING NEWS: Global shipping companies end recovered paper exports to China

Recovered paper shipments to China could cease before the end of 2020, with global shipping companies now rejecting shipments for delivery after the end of September. The second and fifth largest global shipping conglomerates (Mediterranean Shipping Company [MSC] and Hapag Lloyd) have announced separately that they will cease shipping recovered paper… Read More

Freight: ‘Blanking’ a two-way thing as disruptions continue [Subscribers Only]

The pandemic’s impact on global sea freight has been serious, and continues to be very challenging as some parts of the world come out of hibernation, even as others continue to grapple with the health crisis. One point of reference has been reports from shipping lines and ports that they… Read More

Pulp prices respond to vagaries of global demand

Global market pulp prices continue to defy the commodity trends, remaining high in April as inter-sectoral demand balances continue to change. In the main Chinese market, shown in Figure 1, Bleached Softwood Kraft (BSK) pulp prices rose USD20/t on average to USD610/t, while Bleached Eucalypt Kraft (BEK) pulp prices shifted… Read More

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