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Scotland’s forest agency calls for more homegrown timber use
23 August, 2021
Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has called for more homegrown timber to be used in the future to protect against fluctuations in the global timber market.
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Nobu Portman Square readies for the TTJ Awards
Thursday, August 19, 2021 The Nobu Portman Square Hotel will be the setting for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards taking place on September 17.
Ayrshire sawmill creates 25 new jobs thanks to new forestry contract
Thursday, August 19, 2021 A timber processor in Troon is creating 25 new jobs thanks to a new contract awarded to them by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS).
TTJ Awards 2021 voted category shortlists released
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The TTJ Awards 2021 is gathering momentum with the release of this year’s voted category finalists.
SCA uses new rail terminal to transport more logs by train
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Swedish sawmilling and forestry group SCA will be transporting more logs by train instead of truck thanks to a new timber rail terminal at Rundvik.
Woodbois reports healthy revenue increase and completion of Primultini sawmill line
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 African forestry and timber trading firm Woodbois Limited has reported increased revenues in H1 2021 and expects sawn timber output to grow by 30% in H2.
Timber ship runs aground in Sweden
Monday, June 28, 2021 A ship carrying timber from Sweden to North Africa has run aground in the estuary of the Angerman River near the beginning of its journey.
Raw material supply is key talking point at European sawmill assembly
Friday, June 25, 2021 Securing access to raw materials was the key issue raised at an important gathering of European sawmillers on June 24.
Ante Holz expands into southern Germany with mill acquisition
Thursday, June 24, 2021 Germany sawmilling group Ante Holz has expanded into southern Germany by acquiring a mill in the Black Forest that closed back in 2012.
International Softwood Conference goes hybrid
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 The 69th International Softwood Conference (ISC) will be a hybrid conference taking place in Helsinki on October 13-14.
West Fraser panels and lumber businesses soar in Q1
Monday, May 24, 2021 North American timber products giant West Fraser, which acquired Norbord earlier this year, has reported adjusted earnings (EBITDA) of US$665m for Q1, 2021.
Irish sawmiller Glennon Brothers in agreement to acquire rival Balcas
Friday, May 21, 2021 Third-generation Ireland sawmiller Glennon Brothers has entered into an agreement with SHV Energy to purchase Balcas Ltd, subject to approval from the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK and Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Ireland.
Former Martinsons’ sawmills take on Holmen name from June 1
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 The former Martinsons’ sawmills in Bygdsiljum and Kroksjön, Sweden will take on the Holmen name from June 1.
Voting in the 25th TTJ Awards launches
Monday, May 10, 2021 Voting is underway for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards, which this year will be a hybrid event featuring an in-person event in central London and live-streaming to a wider digital audience.
UK Softwood Conference to cover important updates on latest market dynamics
Monday, March 22, 2021 The UK Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) annual Softwood Conference on March 31 will address softwood market dynamics against a backdrop of both the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit.
Forest felling licence problems in Ireland continue to cause problems
Thursday, March 18, 2021 Reduced number of forest planting and felling licences are impacting the Irish forestry and sawmilling sector, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.
Softwood Briefing from TTJ
Monday, March 15, 2021 The UK softwood market took off as soon as the New Year began, with importers chasing shipments while the sawmills were still trying to cope with a real winter, the likes of which had not been seen for many years.
Nordic mills post strong annual results
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 Nordic forest products operations have reported strong performances, despite the disruptions caused by the global health crisis.
BSW Timber Solutions Ltd announced as new name of SCA Wood UK
Friday, February 26, 2021 BSW announced today that its recent acquisition - the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK - has now been renamed BSW Timber Solutions Ltd.
Södra Wood Ltd announces a two-year contract with Denholm Port Services
Monday, February 22, 2021 Södra Wood Ltd’s new two-year contract with Denholm Port Services is part of Södra taking steps to streamline its imports and mitigate any potential issues or customs delays in light of increased paperwork and more complex requirements following the UK’s departure from the EU.

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