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Russian Timber Journal 05-2022: interview with Alexander Shangin, CEO, Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group; roaring demand in 2021 caused a consumption/supply imbalance in the Russian MDF/HDF market; Rosleskhoz urges for reduced liability of forest users operating LesEGAIS; plywood production continues to decline in Russia; Valmet’s withdrawal from Russia is progressing; Rehau to withdraw business in Russia

Russian Timber Journal 05-2022: Alexander Shangin, CEO, Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group: “Substantial assistance to systemically important federal-level enterprises is currently non-existent”; roaring demand in 2021 caused a consumption/supply imbalance in the Russian MDF/HDF market; Rosleskhoz urges for reduced liability of forest users...

Russian Railways reports a significant reduction of timber cargo export from Russia in December 2021

February 15, 2022 ` 19:31  
Russian Railways told Kommersant that over 19 days of December, timber cargo loading to be exported from the Russian Federation reduced by 13.5% in the railway network (1.8 million t loaded). At the same time, timber loading volumes...

Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg increased handling of wood pellets by 15%

February 1, 2022 ` 19:10  
In 2021, continued increasing handling of wood pellets. It rose by 15% YoY to 777,000 tonnes, reports the Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg.

Timber cargo transport volume in Russia grew based on performance over 9 months of 2021

December 28, 2021 ` 16:51  
According to data from TransLes Analytical Center, the volume of railway transport of roundwood and sawn timber, including container traffic, grew by 4% YoY, up to 33.8 million tons, in January – September 2021. As the rail operator...

Vanino Port (Khabarovsk Region) commissioned an outdoor warehouse for timber products transshipment

December 27, 2021 ` 20:46  
Vanino Port JSC completed repair operations at Berth 12 outdoor warehouse designed for timber products (wood pellets, sawn timber, etc.) transshipment in Cargo Handling Area 1. The stevedoring company assigned about 80 million rubles for these purposes. The...

China limited timber cargo shipments at two railway border crossings with Russia

December 10, 2021 ` 19:37  
As of November 30 and December 1, 2021, the Russian Railways will no longer accept cargo (including timber cargo) addressed to Grodekovo – Suifenhe and Zabaykalsk – Manchuria border crossings, except containerized goods. The Russian side also stops...

In January-September 2021, the Sea port of Saint-Petersburg JSC increased the transshipment of pellets by 16%

November 2, 2021 ` 19:47  
The Sea port of Saint-Petersburg reports an increase in the volume of pellet transshipment by 16% YoY to 578,000 tons in January-September 2021.

Russia provided explanations to Finland regarding roundwood haulage by the Saimaa Canal

October 27, 2021 ` 20:24  
The comment regarding Decree of the Russian Government (which is excluding roundwood haulage stations, specifically the Saimaa Canal, from the list as of November 1, 2021) was given by Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the...