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Shipping Industry Shakeup: Higher Cargo Rates for Suppliers?

For years, the shipping industry has been facing a crisis of overcapacity. Too much space and too little freight has caused a pattern of plummeting freight rates. While this may benefit US suppliers’ bottom lines in the short run, the issue of overcapacity has caused billion dollar losses across major cargo lines, creating industry monopolies…
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Recycled cardboard prices reach record-breaking highs

US old corrugated container (OCC) or recycled cardboard prices have continued to climb for eight of the last nine months. June has seen the largest hike since September 2016, jumping $37/ton for export OCC. In fact, this month’s containerboard price hikes have beat out monthly increases recorded by Pulp & Paper Weekly over the last…
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Bans on Foam Disposal: Does it Help or Hurt Businesses?

Vancouver metropolitan area authorities are considering adding expanded polystyrene (EPS), a popular lightweight packing material, to a list of materials banned from disposal. According to an article on Plastics Recycling Update, this list includes the following materials: corrugated containers; yard debris and food scraps; containers made of glass, PET, HDPE, LDPE, or PP; all beverage…
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Will Disruptions in China’s Scrap Paper Market Impact US Exports?

Though the Cheng Loong Corporation, the largest recycled containerboard producer in Taiwan, is permanently halting production at its recycled containerboard mill in Pudong, Shanghai, China by the end of this year, they plan to invest $1 billion to build a Ben Cat facility housing numerous board machines with the ability to handle 1 million tons…
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