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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 …

Malaysian timber exports to reach RM25 billion next year

18-06-2019
Malaysia, timber, forestry

Despite worries surrounding the US-China trade war and Brexit, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) is confident that Malaysia can export RM25 billion of timber and timber-based products by next year. MTC chief executive officer Richard Yu denied the timber industry a sunset industry. At present, he said Malaysia’s timber and timber-based …

Forsite acquires Object Raku Technology

04-06-2019
Forsite, forestry, acquisition

Forsite has purchased Object Raku Technology, further solidifying Forsite’s commitment to providing cutting-edge forest inventory products. Object Raku has led the development of the Timber Species Identifier (TSI), a system of automated software components which analyse LiDAR data to determine the location and species of individual trees, …

Meet Australia’s new minister for forestry

31-05-2019
forestry, Australia

Senator Jonathan Duniam, the new assistant federal minister in charge of forestry, was a senior member of Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman’s staff during the development of the new Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement. Senator Duniam grew up in the north-west of Tasmania and went to university in Hobart before entering the public service. He …

Gabon leader sacks vice president, forestry minister

24-05-2019
Africa, timber, forestry

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo Ondimba has announced the dismissal of his vice president and the minister of forestry, in a move that comes amid a scandal over the smuggling of timber. The president did not give a reason for the sackings of Vice President Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou and Forestry and Environment Minister Guy Bertrand …