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Ship Crash in Indonesia Adds to Global Paper-Product Disruptions

Incident destroyed access bridge linking APP terminal to its pulp plant

An accident near a plant that supplies the key ingredient to make paper is adding to disruptions that have stoked inflation in everything from toilet paper to diapers and cardboard boxes. 

A ship crashed into a bridge near Palembang in Indonesia’s South Sumatra linking a private terminal owned by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) with its plant, known as OKI, Letchumi Achanah, APP’s head of strategic engagement and advocacy, confirmed after a Bloomberg request. The company is unable to provide details because the matter is still under investigation, Achanah said by email.