Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:12

Forestry is becoming increasingly digitised

Digitisation of the forest industry is on the rise. Usage of Södra’s digital forestry application, the forest owner’s app, has risen 30 percent in 2016. This is a marked increase compared with the preceding year and provides opportunities for increased…
As the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) begins in South Africa, EIA released new analysis revealing the nature and scale of a highly destructive trade in precious woods from…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. has just announced the signing of an agreement to acquire the assets of Tembec's sawmill located in Senneterre, Quebec. By adding the operations of the Tembec sawmill to those of the company's existing Senneterre sawmill, Resolute…
Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:03

Södra to close hardwood sawmill in Djursdala

Södra is implementing structural changes in its hardwood sawmills to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of its sawmill operations. Negotiations with trade unions will be initiated with the intention of closing the hardwood sawmill in Djursdala with its 15 employees. “We…
Join us in Bali for our 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: two days dedicated to discussion, debate and exchange on how the forest sector and forest certification can better contribute to sustainable landscapes for sustainable livelihoods. The dialogue will open with…
UPM has just published on the UPM Bonvesta website for competitive bidding new forest portfolios located in Finland. Four of these portfolios are located in Kainuu, one in Pohjois-Savo and one in North Karelia. Additionally as a special portfolio the…
In a report just released by the U.S. government, Peruvian timber imported to the United States in January 2015 has been identified as largely illegally sourced, offering the latest example of illicit timber trafficking from Peru to the United States.…
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the regional Danish municipality Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk A/S to deliver a biomass boiler island for its combined heat and power plant. With the new boiler, natural gas is replaced by biomass in…
Finnish forest owners have adopted quite well the new digital services and utilize these services to take care of their forest properties. However, some forest owners still neglect their properties. A study conducted by Tieto together with the University of…
Latest product innovation in the forestry sector available in two different colours. HAIX, the functional footwear specialist based in Mainburg, Germany,  launches the latest innovation in forestry footwear, the Protector Ultra, available in lime green and signal red. The boot…
The Swedish PEFC System has become the latest national forest certification system to seek PEFC endorsement for the fourth time. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 29 July 2016. Sweden…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. has just announced a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against Greenpeace International, Greenpeace USA, Greenpeace Fund, Inc., STAND (formerly ForestEthics) and a number of their associates. The…
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