Articles by Ken McEntee

railroad traffic

Rail traffic down through November 9

Through the week ending November 9, U.S. and North American rail traffic was down compared to the same time last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported. For the… This content is accessible to…


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Long Beach reports second best October, LA port down

Fueled by higher U.S. exports compared to a year ago, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) reported its second busiest October in its 108-year history. However, POLB said, tariffs continued… This content is accessible to…



WestRock expects stable OCC market

Old corrugated container (OCC) prices are projected to remain at present levels through spring, with a modest increase during the summer or fall 2020, according to a WestRock executive. Ward… This content is accessible to…


Sonoco projects $35 OCC for 2020

By Ken McEntee The present old corrugated container (OCC) price of about $35 per ton is likely to stand through the new year, Sonoco Products Co. projects. Speaking on a… This content is accessible to…





Turkey may gobble up more paper

During the next three to four years, Turkey could provide a home for a significant proportion of Europe’s recovered fiber surplus, according to Ercan Yurekli, of TUDAM, the national association… This content is accessible to…


The Market: Weak pulp market drags white grades

By Ken McEntee Although a couple sources reported that Sorted Office Paper (SOP) was beginning to show improvement this month, prices for the grade generally trickled further downward. The average… This content is accessible to…