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January 13, 2022

Industry Roundup


Forest2Market: Replanting after a harvest is essential part of effective timberland management plans; proper site preparation helps maximize timber value at time of harvest, involves clearing logging debris, reducing competing vegetation, preparing soil
Forest2Market Inc. (01/12)


Ence utilized more than 1.5 million tons of biomass in its renewable energy plants in 2021; about 45% came from agricultural activity near its facilities, with forest biomass accounting for more than 35%, processing industry waste for 20%
ENCE Energia y Celulosa SA (01/12)

FEMA awards almost US$3.7M to Oregon Dept. of Forestry as reimbursement for fire suppression efforts related to White River Fire that burned more than 17,000 acres in Mt. Hood National Forest in August 2020
Targeted News Service (01/12)


Sierra Pacific Industries founder Red Emmerson, who controls 2.3 million acres, is largest private landowner in US; SPI's 2021 Seneca acquisition along with 175,000-acre Oregon tree farm moved Emmerson up from third place: Land Report
Agri-Pulse (01/12)

USDA invests US$50M in 118 partnerships to expand access to conservation assistance for climate-smart agriculture and forestry; projects will support USDA’s broader effort to address climate change and equitable access to programs
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) (01/12)


Forest and Wood Products Australia appoints Andrew Leighton as CEO, effective Feb. 1, after global search; Leighton is a former managing director of Norske Skog Australasia and has been vice-chair of Australian Forest Products Assn.
Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd. (FWPA) (01/12)

Planet to launch 44 SuperDove satellites on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on Jan. 13 under new multi-year, multi-launch rideshare agreement; the PlanetScope constellation images every terrestrial landmass on Earth by covering 350 million km² each day
Business Wire (01/12)

Motley Fool names Weyerhaeuser among safest high-yield dividend stocks, noting it's benefiting from higher lumber prices, which more than doubled in 2021; lumber is back on the march, with prices rising as inflationary pressures remain strong
The Motley Fool (01/12)


Animal Farming/ Meat Production

Heineken's brewery in Spain reusing by-products to fertilize the fields and feed livestock, part of its commitment to the country's circular economy
CE Noticias Financieras (01/12)

EU’s total livestock count for pigs, bovine animals, sheep and goats down around 8.9% during 2001-2020 period, with the largest overall decline in percentage terms being the number of sheep, according to government statistics
FeedNavigator.com (01/12)

Regenerative Agriculture

Money involved in US government's proposed 'Build Back Better' bill should be reallocated to target family farmers for soil health and regenerative agriculture practices, says US Senator Cory Booker
Irish Independent (01/12)



USDA, Federation of Southern Cooperatives renew partnership supporting underserved landowners; aim is to increase number of minority landowners in US South, support them in sustainable forestry and agroforestry practices
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) (01/12)

 Wood Products


Latvian forestry products exports rise 43.9% year-over-year in January-November period to €3.4B, with timber and timber products making up 87.3%; sawn timber up 82.1% to €1.13B, plywood up 9.1% to €236.7M and wood furniture up 12.5% to €188.5M
LETA Latvian News Agency (01/12)

Hardwood Lumber/Products

Phoenix Hardwoods will expand production in Virginia, open retail storefront in Floyd; project will spur US$100,000 in new capital investment, allow company to buy additional US$76,000 of local hardwoods over next three years for furniture and home goods
Virginia Governor Office (01/12)


Paper Pulp

Fisher International: 2021 sees declines in global paper machine upgrades and builds, including restarts and startups of secondhand machines; trends indicate aging assets in pulp/paper industry, which is concerning given demand growth in various segments
Fisher International Inc. (01/12)

Accrol faces inflationary pressures from pulp, supply chain and energy input costs; group engaged with customers to secure substantial price increases above those in mid-2021, will pass on further increases to customers and update with its H1 2022 results
Accrol Papers Ltd. (01/12)

Recovered Paper

Kamine, Nicollet to invest US$267M to establish Celadon Development, a facility for paperboard production, recovery of OCC, mixed paper, in Chesapeake, Virginia; 335,000-sq. ft. facility to create 210 jobs, export 80,000 TEUs to China at US$200M annually
WTKR-TV (01/12)

CIBC Paper Wrapper (Jan. 10): OCC prices decline for fourth month in a row, down 5% month-over-month to US$130/ton; CCL announces three tuck-in acquisitions, including McGavigan Holdings for C$105.5M and International Master Products for C$62.8M
CIBC World Markets Inc. (01/12)

Publication/Fine Paper

Valmet introduces its Fiber Furnish Control application package for board, papermakers to stabilize refiner operation for maximized production efficiency with ensured furnished quality; package reduces freeness variability of fiber refining by 30% to 70%
Valmet Corp. (01/12)


Wells Fargo 2022 outlook remains constructive on demand fundamentals for most packaging substrates; sentiment on paper packaging seems overly pessimistic, and potential for older containerboard capacity in North America to be removed is underappreciated
Wells Fargo & Co. (01/12)

 Real Estate

Mortgages/Home Financing

All US states and metro areas posted annual decreases in overall mortgage delinquency rates in October, with national rate down 2.3 percentage points to 3.8%, but still above pre-pandemic rate of 3.5%; foreclosure inventory rate at 0.2%: CoreLogic
CoreLogic Inc. (01/12)

Delinquency rates for mortgages backed by commercial, multifamily properties declined in Q4, improvement among property types most impacted by the downturn; new, early-stage delinquencies lowest since the onset of the pandemic: Mortgage Bankers Assn.
Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) (01/12)

Green Building/Development

USGBC announces USGBC Live 2022, its annual event designed to accelerate the transition to green buildings, will take place in hybrid format in June; schedule includes Boston event in April, Minneapolis event in May, leading up to main event in Washington
U.S. Green Building Council (01/12)

Thrifts & Mortgage Finance

US mortgage applications increased 1.4% in week ended Jan. 7 from one week earlier; Refinance Index decreased 0.1%, Purchase Index increased 2.0%: Mortgage Bankers Assn.
Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) (01/12)

Real Estate

Euromonitor: Homebuilding activities may slow in short term due to supply chain bottlenecks, but demographic trends to overrule in long term; baby boomers will seek downsizing options, while family-forming millennials will relocate to suburban properties
Euromonitor International Ltd. (01/12)

US home prices rose 1.3% in November over October, up 18.1% year-over-year, driven by low mortgage rates; higher interest rates will intensify buyer affordability challenges, especially in overvalued local markets: CoreLogic
CoreLogic Inc. (01/12)


Rail Cargo/Shipping

Maersk announces new emissions targets that cover all direct, indirect emissions across business, including commitment to deliver net zero supply chains to clients by 2040; goals include lowering GHG emissions by 50% in ocean, 70% in terminal by 2030
A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S (Maersk) (01/12)

BNSF Railway to hire Montana Rail Link's 1,200 employees after ending lease with MRL to regain operation of its Montana mainline rail corridor, which eliminates need to turn over its freight to MRL; over 90% of traffic on corridor belonged to BNSF
Associated Press (01/12)

Trucking/Van Delivery

ABF Freight to host hiring event on Jan. 18-19 in Whitestown, Indiana, seeking part-, full-time Class A CDL city drivers, full-time road drivers, part-time forklift operators and for driver development program; bonuses available on first day of employment
PR Newswire (01/12)

Supply chain solutions firm Novigo teams with software firm Sleek Technologies to improve freight procurement with its AI-powered tech, data transparency, consulting; automation, visibility are key to reducing cost and late deliveries, says Novigo
EIN Presswire (01/12)

Ocean Cargo/Shipping

Pacific maritime groups began queue system for Port of Oakland in California on Jan. 10 to lower emissions, improve safety by reducing amount of cargo ships near shore; ships must stay 50 mi. off Northern California coast until pre-assigned arrival time
Maritime-Executive (01/12)

Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles experience labor shortages due to COVID-19; nearly one out of every 10 dockworkers are out due to Omicron variant
APL Logistics (01/12)

Marine Ports

Cyclum Renewables, sister firm GESS RNG Biogas USA partner to develop national network of 100% renewable fuel truck stops; company to build sites by West Coast ports, such as San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, as well as Charlotte-area in North Carolina
PR Newswire (01/12)

Logistics, Shipping & Delivery

Shipping intelligence platform Reveel wins 2022 BIG Innovation Award from Business Intelligence Group; platform offers analytics, agreement management, negotiation, benchmarking data to help shippers find best rates, terms from carriers such as FedEx, UPS
PR Newswire (01/12)

Automated aircraft company Reliable Robotics announces appointments amid new cargo airline launch: David DeRose as director of finance and Lee Tomlinson as director of operations join Jeff Drees, director of cargo strategy to start operations this year
Business Wire (01/12)



UK launches Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme to support development of technologies that will generate hydrogen from biomass, waste; applicants from small and large companies to research institutions will be able to bid for share of £5M in funding
PR Newswire Policy (01/12)


Seattle-based nanotechnology innovator Somalytics introduces gesture monitor, floor sensor that use nanotube paper composite capacitors; company's capacitive sensors are highly sensitive to human body, enabling new consumer, industrial applications
Somalytics Inc (01/12)


Latest: Jan, 12 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
PotlatchDeltic (PCH) 58.49 58.71 -0.37% 16.28%
Rayonier (RYN) 40.08 39.96 0.30% 30.30%
Weyerhaeuser (WY) 41.05 40.73 0.79% 25.50%