Pulp friction: border jams delay toilet paper production
Products such as toilet paper and disposable nappies are among the most sought-after goods worldwide
As several European borders limit travel to stop the spread of Covid-19, two of the world’s biggest pulp makers say transport logjams are delaying shipments of the raw material — the only ingredient in the toilet paper that people are hoarding to weather quarantines.
In March, countries including Norway, Germany and Spain shut their borders to non-essential travel. Freight can still pass through, but enforcing the new rules holds up deliveries to cargo trains and vessels bound for warehouses and factories in North America and China...