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Editor’s pickEuropean softwood lumber exports hit 45% in 2020

23-10-2020
Europe, export, trade, softwood

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving a fifth of total exports in 2020, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Sawmills in several European countries have long been exporting large volumes of softwood lumber outside their domestic markets. Historically, most of the …

Editor’s pickEumabois holds first web-based General Assembly

14-10-2020
Eumabois, Europe, federation, association, general assembly, woodworking machinery

Eumabois, the European Federation of Woodworking Technology Manufacturers, held its annual General Assembly on 18 September 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic drove the decision to unite all delegates and the board on a digital platform, in order to protect all participants. The 21 representatives, together with the Eumabois President, Jürgen …

ITTO: EU plywood trade recovery faster than expected

12-10-2020
Europe, plywood, import, distribution, market

It’s still too early to say for sure, but it’s variously estimated by European plywood importers and distributors that the Covid-19 pandemic will slice 10% to 20% off their 2020 bottom line, reported the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).  Trade has since seen a bounce back, varying in degree from country to …

Investigation exposes European firms taking advantage of loophole to import Myanmar teak

29-05-2020
European Union Timber Regulation, loophole, Myanmar teak

A new investigation has uncovered a scheme exploiting a loophole in the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) that campaigners allege allows European companies to buy Myanmar teak without conducting due diligence. The scheme was run out of Croatia and allowed companies in other European countries to purchase teak from Myanmar via Croatian firm …

European Space Agency co-funds €1mil for demo project by Finnish-German startup, combining AI and satellite data for modernising forestry

22-04-2020
Finnish-German startup CollectiveCrunch, European Space Agency, AI, digitalising forestry, forest planning, investment, management

The Finnish-German startup CollectiveCrunch will use the funding to further develop its one-of-a-kind Artificial Intelligence(AI), Linda Forest, and bring its service to new markets. The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed that it will co-fund a demonstration project of CollectiveCrunch, the Finnish-German leader in AI for the forest …

Wood-based panels organisations stay vigilant over coronavirus

19-03-2020
North American-based Composite Panel Association, CPA, European Panel Federation, EPF, coronavirus

Wood-based panels representative organisations are remaining alert and cautious over the COVID-19 coronavirus. Both the North American-based Composite Panel Association (CPA) and European Panel Federation (EPF) made statements in recent days, reported TTJ. The CPA said it would continue to closely monitor developments related to the COVID-19 …

Lanzhou City – the logistics centre for Russian timber

18-03-2020
Lanzhou city, Gansu Province, China, logistic centre, Russian timber, imports, exports, trade, ChinaEurope Express railway, distribution, Lanzhou New Industrial Zone

Russian timber will be distributed to all parts of China after arriving via the ChinaEurope express railway terminal in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, reported ITTO. This, say analysts, will promote the wood processing industry and strengthen the supply chain for imported timber from the Western Region. The Lanzhou New Industrial Zone is a major …

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