Marcy Nicholson

Business, Safety, Logistics

Lumber Surges Anew as Canada Wildfires Snarl Shipments

Timber logs stacked at a sawmill in Canada. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News) Timber logs stacked at a sawmill in Canada. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

Lumber futures rose the most in more than a year on concern that wildfires in western Canada will reduce supply and spur more curtailments at sawmills.

Marcy Nicholson | Bloomberg News
July 21, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Thousands of Railcars Stuck After Canadian Wildfires

Rail cars sit as wildfires burn near Lytton, British Columbia, on July 2. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News) Rail cars sit as wildfires burn near Lytton, British Columbia, on July 2. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

Thousands of railcars loaded with grain are idled in the Vancouver corridor after Western Canadian wildfires damaged two main lines, while repairs enable a small but rising number to reach the country’s biggest port.

Marcy Nicholson | Bloomberg News
July 8, 2021
Business, Logistics

Lumber Hits Record on Tight Supply, High Demand

 A Home Depot customer views lumber for sale at a Home Depot in Daly City, Calif. A Home Depot customer views lumber for sale at a Home Depot in Daly City, Calif. (Josie Norris/Bloomberg News)

Lumber roared to a fresh record high May 3, with traders in bidding wars after the Chicago Mercantile Exchange removed limits on how high some futures prices could go.

Marcy Nicholson | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2021