The greatest reduction in the climate impact of transportation stems from moving cargo to rail. In a collaboration agreement, Domsjö Fiber and Green Cargo have moved over 5,000 tonnes of pulpwood a week from road to rail freight for safer, more efficient and greener transportation. The first rail consignment, loaded with lnps-model timber wagons, ran in mid-February.
Domsjö Fiber has a strong environmental profile in which the choice of transportation is an important part of reducing climate impact. After previously having transported pulpwood by road, deliveries now occur in a more efficient and more environmentally friendly manner, with four to five rail shuttles a week from Storuman and Tågsjöberg to Örnsköldsvik.
“It is gratifying to have started rail-freight services again. We have succeeded in linking together volumes from Tågsjöberg and Storuman, and put together sufficiently large volumes for this shuttle service. A few years ago, we switched from rail to road transportation from Tågsjöberg/Backe owing to problems with the new signal system on the Bothnia Line, so it is a real pleasure to be loading timber in Tågsjöberg onto rail wagons under this setup,” says Patrik Lundgren, logistician forDomsjö Fiber.
For Domsjö Fiber, stability in production without surprises or unforeseen stops is important. That is why it is important that the deliveries run according to plan.
“In partnership with Domsjö Fiber, we have kept an excellent open dialogue ongoing since the first meeting in order to create a transportation solution based on their needs, where volume, frequency, wagon and load carrier solutions are components that impact how the logistics solution is designed. When all the included components work together, it creates cost-efficient, stable and punctual shipments, which is an important part of their entire distribution chain. The decisions we take today will make tomorrow easier,” says Johan Roswall, sales executive at Green Cargo.
The Swedish forestry industry is the largest purchaser of transportation services. Green Cargo has some of the industry’s most experienced and skilled logisticians, who know the conditions in the forestry industry. We transport 9 million tonnes of timber, wood products, paper, and paper pulp every year.
Domsjö Fiber is a raw materials acquisition company owned by Domsjö Fabriker AB and Övik Energi.
Green Cargo runs 400 freight trains each day, which is equivalent to the capacity of approximately 10,000 truck transports. We serve 270 locations in Sweden and the major cities in Norway. In cooperation with other operators, we reach thousands of locations in Europe. Green Cargo is the only nation-wide freight transport company that meets the standards set by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation for freight transports (Bra Miljöval). Green Cargo is owned by the Swedish state. The Group has approximately 1,900 employees and annual revenue of SEK 4,3 billion (2017). www.greencargo.com