Pallets and Packaging

  • Corona Virus
  • May 19, 2020 15:28

German wood packaging manufacturers report severe losses

In a flash survey by the German Association for Wood Packaging, Pallets and Export Packaging (HPE), which was carried out before the current easing of the lockdown, 72.5% of the German companies surveyed stated that they perceived the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic...... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • April 21, 2020 15:21

Survey: Coronavirus pandemic causes major burden to global wood industry companies

Most wood industry businesses have to face now some serious consequences from the coronavirus pandemic, moreover the vast majority is pessimistic about the near-term outlook...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • April 17, 2020 11:57

Impact of Coronavirus on European timber market

A joint conference call of representatives from eleven European countries was organized on April 15th by the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and the European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. There are wide-ranging... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • April 15, 2020 10:13

European countries start to relax lockdown measures

France has extended the lockdown by four weeks because of the coronavirus crisis, and the German government has decided on some first easings to the protective measures. Other European countries took the first cautious steps earlier...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • April 14, 2020 13:48

Mixed impact of coronavirus for the German timber trade companies

The member companies of the German GD Holz are affected by the coronavirus crisis in very different ways: companies that sell wood have had to close in part...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • April 14, 2020 10:16

Italy outbreak decreasing, wood industries re-open except furniture

The companies of the sectors classified in Italy ATECO nr.2 and nr.16 group, therefore Forestry and Lumber cutting and planing...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • April 08, 2020 23:20

2M Alliance (Maersk-MSC) announces blank sailings on 21% on Asia-Europe trade

Blank sailings peaked earlier this year as a result of factories in China being shut down by the coronavirus outbreak, but with factories...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • April 02, 2020 08:23

Coronavirus: European companies advised to prepare for the long haul

The combined effect of the pandemic and the wideranging policy response on the future direction of the European economy, and the fallout for the timber and associated industries, is impossible to assess at this time...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • April 01, 2020 11:27

European governments act to mitigate economic effects of pandemic

European countries have engaged in unprecedented and swift fiscal measures to tackle the economic crisis caused by Covid-19 and the preventive measures to “flatten the curve”. To date, European governments have committed at least $1.5 trillion in spending and loan guarantees in a desperate bid to protect business, workers and families from the worst of the pandemic-induced pain...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • March 31, 2020 09:07

Timber industry in UK to receive key worker status

The entire timber supply chain in UK has key worker status and can continue to work if safe to do so... ... [more...]

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