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Domsjö Fiber chooses rail through new collaboration agreement

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The greatest reduction in the climate impact of transportation stems from shifting cargo to rail. In a collaboration agreement, Domsjö Fiber and Green Cargo have moved over 5000 t 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.

Having previously transported pulpwood by road, Domsjö Fiber’s 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,” explained Patrik Lundgren, Logistician for Domsjö 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. 

Johan Roswall, Sales Executive at Green Cargo, commented: “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.”

According to Green Cargo, the Swedish forestry industry is the largest purchaser of transportation services.

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