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Decarbonising the transport chain for forest industry products

Decarbonising the transport chain for forest industry products Forest industry products are a major product group for transportation. Raw materials and final products account for 350 million tonnes of transportation in Europe alone. The approximate cost (freights) is on an annual basis about EUR 7-8 billion. Simultaneously, these transports create a lot of emissions, especially

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Liner shipping services in the forest products supply chain

Liner shipping services in the forest product supply chain From the foreign trade point of view, Finland is, if not exactly an island, at least a cul-de-sac. For partly geopolitical but mainly practical reasons, land transport has never been an option for the bulk of Finnish exports and imports, be it around the Gulf of

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Round wood rail transport in Finland

Round wood rail transport in Finland Round wood transports constitute a large share of total rail freight transports operated on the Finnish rail network. They represent about 30-35 % of all driven freight train kilometres. The material transported is mainly pulpwood, log transports represent only a minor share. Wood chip transports by rail are on

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Out from forest

Out from forest Modes of transport can be grouped into several categories. While thinking of forest-based products the easiest split for the most common transportation methods is as follows: Land Water Air The last one is mainly used for small, top urgent deliveries, sample shipments and special products of small size. Figure 1 illustrates where

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Forest industry supply chain characteristics

Forest industry supply chain characteristics This brief article aims to highlight some selected items comparing general information about supply chain management with specific cases and viewpoints coming from the forest industry supply chains. A chain is actually a complex and dynamic supply and demand network 1. All texts in italics are abbreviated quotations from Wikipedia

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Performance measurement in supply chain

Performance measurement in the supply chain Logistics has thousands of different definitions, but the simplest is the right goods in the right place at the right time and with optimal expense. This applies to supply chain management as well. The order must travel the system from the suppliers to the end customer in an optimal

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Recycling and circular economy in forest industry supply chain

Recycling and circular economy in the paper industry A firm commitment to a new industrial model of sustainable consumption and production is becoming increasingly urgent and necessary if we are to make more efficient use of resources. We must give up our current “disposable” philosophy to move towards a circular “use and recycle” economic model,

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Developing more sustainable transportation

Developing more sustainable transportation Valmet transports large amounts of products in its operations and is therefore constantly seeking more sustainable transportation methods. “Transport sector is responsible for about a quarter of total global carbon dioxide emissions and for this reason, the sector indisputably has huge responsibility towards the environment. Valmet has created a roadmap for

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Social responsibility and sustainability in supply chain

Social responsibility and sustainability in supply chain Organisations should act taking into consideration society’s values. These values have changed radically during recent years. Nowadays, we speak about Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in this respect although the matter is not so much a “corporate issue” but very much related to aforementioned values, like child labour issues

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