Logs

George McRobbie is set to retire from his current role on 7th October 2020 as a director but will continue to support the BSW group as a Non-Executive Advisor.

Andritz and Metsä Fibre have signed a preliminary agreement under which Andritz will supply two fully autonomous logyard cranes to the planned Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland. Metsä Fibre will make the Euro 1.5 billion investment decision for the new mill in autumn 2020 at the earliest, and the new mill wi...

Japan's log export volume for the first six months of this year is 636,356 m3, 3.7% more than 2019. Cedar is 553,591 m3, 5.6% more and cypress is 76,658 m3, 10.1% more.

China’s log imports fell sharply in the first half of 2020 to 24.51 million m3 valued at $3.558 billion, down 60% in volume and 62% in value from the same period of 2019.

The company Minusa Trator Pecas Ltda is no longer Logset dealer in Santa Catarina state in Brazil. Brazilian partner Pesa CAT will take over all Logset sales and customer support operations, also in the state of Santa Catarina.

The trend of decreasing delivery prices has been ongoing for a full year, according the Swedish Forest Agency. The price of pulpwood decreased by 2.8% and the sawlog price by 2.6%, in comparison with the 1Q 2020.

Morbark, LLC appointed Bradley (Brad) Boehler as the successor to current Vice President of Alamo Group’s Forestry and Tree Care Business Unit and President of Morbark Holdings, Dave Herr.

Ghana’s wood product exports for the first five-months of 2020 slipped to 76,551 m3 (Euro 38.00 million), from 128,842 m3 (Eur 66.05 million) in 2019. The market was particularly dull as could be expected and buyers were very cautious taking smaller volumes of their favoured species and products.

Komatsu Forest is introducing a brand-new thinning concept, Thinning Experts (TX), which includes the Komatsu 835TX and the all-new Komatsu 825TX. The new TX machines have several new features that enable them to easily navigate dense stands while maintaining high production, making them particularly well suited to thi...

In the first half of 2020, Precious Woods Holding's sales amounted to Euro 23.1 million, and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to Euro –0.4 million or –1.9%. Despite sales growth of 1.9 %, this represents a reduction in EBIT of Euro 1.8 million compared with the same period of the previous year.

The trend of decreasing delivery prices in Sweden has been ongoing for a full year. The price of pulpwood decreased by 2.8% and the sawlog price by 2.6%, in comparison with the 1Q 2020.

OneFortyOne Plantations (OFO) announces resignation of Linda Sewell as CEO, effective 28 August, 2020. Andy Giles Knopp will continue to serve as Acting-CEO, a role he is well-suited for given his knowledge of OFO’s integrated businesses and his experience since 2016 as OFO’s CFO.