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Port Hawkesbury Paper to pause wood buying due to market conditions


March 20, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Port Hawkesbury Paper in Nova Scotia will stop purchasing wood for the month of April and pull back on scheduled deliveries in May.

The move, reported by CBC News, is mostly in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the market conditions following the closure of Northern Pulp earlier this year.

But a spokesperson for the mill says that deliveries are usually soft this year due to ground conditions and spring weight restrictions. And while Port Hawkesbury Paper increased its wood buying after Northern Pulp’s closure, its production remains the same, so it needs to work through its supply.

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The province’s sawmills, which have increased their chip output to Port Hawkesbury Paper in the absence of Northern Pulp, will be affected.

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