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Suspected Kevazingo smuggling

Customs Officers in Gabon recently discovered a large volume of Kevazingo hidden in containers. This find came as the so-called ‘Operation Praesido’, supported by the World Customs Organisation... [more...]

Stella-Jones reports 12.6% sales increase in 2018

Stella-Jones Inc. announced financial results for its 4Q and fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. Sales for the 4Q 2018 amounted to $432.8 million, up 14.7% from sales of $377.4 million for the same period in 2017...... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 11, 2019

Framing lumber trading developed a stronger pulse for those serving markets graced with warmer and drier weather. This was the case for western mills active in Southern California and Southern Pine mills selling into the South and the lower half of the Midwest. Winter kept a hold on northern markets...... [more...]

Stora Enso's conversion of Oulu paper mill into packaging moves ahead

Stora Enso starts co-determination negotiations with employees at Oulu Mill in Finland regarding a plan to convert the paper mill into packaging board production and the closure of paper machine 6 and a sheeting plant. The planned change could result in a reduction of a maximum of 400 employees at the mill...... [more...]

Imal-Pal fornirà un nuovo impianto di pellet in Corea del Sud

All'inizio del 2019, il produttore italiano di macchine e impianti Imal-Pal ha firmato un importante progetto con il cliente coreano Hanwha per un nuovo impianto a pellet con capacità di 40 t / h, una produzione di ca. 320.000 t / anno....... [more...]

Myanmar: Cooperative efforts to eliminate illegal logging

In early March a workshop approved by the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs and supported by the Natural Resources Division of the US Department of Justice was held in Myanmar... [more...]

Imal-Pal to equip new wood pellet plant in South Korea

At the beginning of 2019, the Italian machine and plant manufacturer Imal-Pal signed an important project with the Korean Client Hanwha for a new pellet plant of 40 t/h capacity, a production of approx. 320,000 t/year....... [more...]

San Group starts construction of a new sawmill in Canada

B.C.-based San Group is starting construction on a new mill and associated re-manufacturing plants in Port Alberni... [more...]


The Indian portfolio of NürnbergMesse grows to 16 trade fairs

NürnbergMesse’s international programme of tradefairs continues to gain momentum following the acquisition of the three market leading fairs for the woodworking and furniture production industry in India in 2018 – INDIAWOOD, DELHIWOOD and MUMBAIWOOD... [more...]

Peru: Project to recover degraded forests

The World Bank's has approved the allocation of US$12.2 million to fund the Integrated Forest Management Project to be undertaken by the Ministry of the Environment (MINAM), in Atalaya, Ucayali the fifth most deforested area in the country... [more...]

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Introducing TallyExpress-The revolutionary Lumber Tally App which will change the sawmill industry

Introducing TallyExpress-The revolutionary Lumber Tally App which will change the sawmill industry

TallyExpress - the revolutionary tally app – promises to offer an affordable and accurate solution from your smartphone. Using artificial intelligence and sophisticated computer vision algorithms, TallyExpress allows you to measure bundles in a fast and reliable way, directly on your Android device. With just a photo, TallyExpress recognizes and counts each board individually, calculates their respective widths and computes the total volume in a matter of seconds...... [ more...]