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Playing it Safe
China does not have a strong safety culture when it comes to the workplace.
Euroports is trying hard to change that. Safety is a strong focus within the entire
Euroports group. In Changshu it means frequent safety courses and the need to "be
tough" at times, says Alan Bog, Euroports commercial director, Asia. "We emphasize
it every day, every minute."
Safety walks are held every six months, focusing on a particular issue. There
is an annual global safety day event. Practice emergency events are held with the
local emergency services. At the end of 2015, a major evacuation exercise was held;
it took only 15 minutes to evacuate 700 people.

One of the "pulp supermarket" warehouses
at Changshu.

Alan Bog directs a tour of Euroports' Changshu facilities for delegates attending the RISI
Asian Forest Products Outlook Conference in 2016.

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He adds that the pulp market will remain
primarily breakbulk because of the size of
shipments. A 50,000-metric ton load of pulp
requires almost 2,000 containers. Containers
that do arrive at Changshu are offloaded by
the port and Euroports empties them in
its warehouses.
Currently, there are 120,000-m2 of covered
warehouses (13), that can hold about 480,000
metric tons. There is another 30,000 m2 of open
storage space, but this is used mostly for contingency storage-for example, when a peak
number of vessels arrive at the same time. As
the climate is very humid, all warehouse ceilings are insulated to prevent moisture damage.
About 50 percent of warehouse capacity
is bonded. Customers may opt for bonding
because of preference, or they may keep inventory they can sell from bond. Finally, vessel
commitments also play a role. For example, a
producer may have to fill a vessel even if the
order books are not full, but the surplus may
be sold en route. It takes 45-60 days to sail
from Brazil to Changshu; shippers do not use
the Panama Canal, but sail around the Cape
of Good Hope into the Indian Ocean.
With shipments travelling so far and for so
long, there is the possibility of some bales being
damaged en route. No problem: Euroports has
a "pulp hospital" on site. Damaged bales can
be repaired, cleaned, and re-bundled as necessary. Brightness reversion tests can also be
done, as many producers like to see how their
pulp reacts after a long sea voyage.
Euroports is also turning its attention south.
As two major hubs serve the other parts of the
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - July/August 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Euroports Extends Its Reach
Ensuring a Tight Load
Riding the Rails
Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
Top 50 Power List
CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
The Knowledge Trail
TAPPI Journal Summaries
How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - intro
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - cover1
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 5
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Setpoint
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 7
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Euroports Extends Its Reach
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Ensuring a Tight Load
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Riding the Rails
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Top 50 Power List
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 43
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 45
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 47
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 49
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - The Knowledge Trail
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 51
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 53
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 54
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 55
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 57
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 59
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI News
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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