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John North

International Timber Economist


John North joined RISI in July of 2017 as an economist covering the international timber markets. Prior to RISI, he spent 6 years on active duty as an officer in the US Marine Corps, serving primarily in the Middle East and West Africa. Afterwards, he held a civilian role with the United Nations in Cote d’Ivoire before returning to graduate school in the US.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from The Citadel and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia.



Panel Discussion: North America Woodchip Supply

Day One

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Representatives from woodchip exporting companies in the USA and Canada have been invited to discuss the current situation and outlook for export woodchip supply from their respective countries, to both the Asian and European woodchip markets

Transportation Panel

Day Two

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Freight logistics is one of the most important elements of the international woodchip supply chain. We have asked representatives from several points along that supply chain (port operator, ship broker, and ship owner/operator) to discuss recent changes in the market and key issues which contribute to ensuring efficiency in ship loading and ocean transportation.