To say that global geopolitical, trade flows and economic structures are stressed would be an understatement. Over the course of the last two years, a heightened sense of uncertainty has permeated our lives and the markets we depend on, though there are shimmers of light and reasons to be hopeful.
In December, Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs AB announced its acquisition of North American coated papers producer Verso Corporation.
Bulk and commodity trade and vessel movements are embroiled in further turmoil in early October, with day rates for vessel leases spiking so dramatically, a commodity trader told IndustryEdge, “Its stupid o’clock out there. You can get a vessel, but you’ll pay through the nose, and rates are increasing by the hour some days.”
The following was published by the US Industrial Pellet Association in response to CNN's incomplete and inaccurate portrayal of the biomass industry, America's privately-owned working forests, and the rural communities that support the global forest products industry.
As I noted in the first post of this series, there is an ongoing disconnect that tends to resurface in the debate surrounding the use of woody biomass for renewable energy, including power generation and biofuels.