Wood Matters

Log Market and Ocean Freight - August 2010

August has seen continued reductions in wharf-gate prices around New Zealand. Export log prices fell some $2-6/JAS m³ as ocean freight costs rose and CFR prices continued to drop (CFR prices are the US$ denominated prices in destination ports).


Carbon Market, Sales and Carbon Forestry

Domestic prices for NZUs has strengthened marginally since last month in line with slight firming of CERs. However the prospect of a big increase on the supply side from pre-1990 forest allocations, fisheries and trade-exposed industries is keeping price expectations down.


Carbon Market

On the 1st of July 2010 the energy, transport and industrial process sectors joined the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).


New ETS Guide for Forest Owners

After getting feedback after a presentation to the annual conference of the Society of Chartered Accountants, PF Olsen has prepared a set of Guidelines aimed at helping smaller forest owners and their advisors make better decisions regarding the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).


PF Olsen Welcomes Dean Neilson

Newly appointed to the Rotorua senior team as National Engineering Manager is Dean Neilson, a civil engineer with 25 years experience in a range of settings, including local government, the forest industry, and private consulting firms.


Implications of Australia's Changing Forestry Scene

For a conservative industry sector, the amount and pace of change in forestry is sometimes quite astounding. In Australia during the last 18 months we have witnessed substantial change at a scale that probably could not be predicted, and there's more to come.


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