News archive

June 2019

Forest industry posts trade surplus of more than USD 4 billion in H1

26-06-2019
Vietnam, timber

The forest industry gained a trade surplus of more than US$4 billion (SGD 5.4 billion) in the first six months of this year, according to the Vietnam Administration of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The export value of forest products in the period reached nearly $5.3 billion (SGD 7.2 billion), up nearly 20 per …

Additional factory support for Australia

25-06-2019
Tigercat

Tigercat is pleased to announce that Damien Ambrose has been appointed to the position of product support representative for Australia. Based in Tumut, New South Wales, Damien is joining Tigercat with over twenty-four-years of experience in the forestry industry. Damien has worked with the Tigercat product since it first arrived in Australia in …

Timber construction to upskill workers

20-06-2019
Australia, timber

The Australian construction industry needs to focus more on industry skilling and the enabling of modern construction enterprise capability, a leading construction industry expert has warned. Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Smart Modern Construction at Western Sydney University David Chandler told the 2019 Timber Offsite Construction …

Komatsu Forestry launches new models at SkogsNolia

20-06-2019
Komatsu Forestry

Komatsu Forestry has launched an upgraded product range at forestry expo SkogsNolia, with the majority of the machines new. The machines are equipped with a brand-new engine installation conforming to the latest emission legislation. The new, future-proof control system, MaxiXT, was also launched. The company presented a number of quality …

Finnish birch takes on an entirely new look in Helsinki–Vantaa’s West Pier with a forest theme expected to appeal especially to Asian travellers

20-06-2019
Koskisen birch, Airport, Helsinki, Finland, Competition

The West Pier of Helsinki–Vantaa Airport is now open to travellers. The interior of the forest-themed terminal features reliefs made from Finnish wood and birch panels utilising graphics that have been created in a unique way.  Competition between airports is constantly growing and several European airports have major …

MTC to open new regional offices in Houston and Rotterdam this year

19-06-2019
Malaysian Timber Council, new regional offices, Houston, Rotterdam, timber, timber-related products

MTC will set up new regional offices in Houston, Texas, and Rotterdam to seek new buyers in the United States and Europe as well as source for raw materials, said MTC chief executive officer Richard Yu.   He revealed that they aimed to open the Rotterdam office this month and the Houston office in the second half of this year. “The …