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10 LOGISTICS


Pulp Paper & Logistics


The forest industry needs sustainable transport


Significant infrastructure improvements have been made at Sundsvall’s Logistics Park in Sweden, reports Marie Israelsson*


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orests are a key raw material in Sweden and the basis of an industry that requires significant


transport services. As part of moves to improve the sustainability of operations around Sundsvall, the capital of Norrland, more efficient infrastructure is being installed at a logistics park. It’s important for growth and important for the environment. The annual value of Swedish


forest exports is almost SEK 100 billion (US$12bn). The


May/June 2015


forestry industry generates its highest benefit to society in Västernorrland, in northern Sweden. Here each employee in the industry creates work for two other people. In an increasingly global market, huge demands are made on infrastructure. Transport needs to be efficient in order for the Swedish forestry sector to be competitive at a time when many of its customers are all over the globe. Typically, the SCA Group


operates a number of mills in


the area including the nearby Ortviken mill in Sundsvall with an annual capacity of 380,000 tons of newsprint and 510,000 tons of LWC while further north are the Munksund kraft liner mill with an annual capacity of 415,000 tons; and the Obbola kraft liner mill with an annual capacity of 435,000 tons. Other plants include the


Östrand NBK pulp mill and CTMP, with a total 525,000 tpy capacity, the Tunadal saw mill, second largest in Europe producing two million cubic metres a year, and


SCA’s wood and timber terminal. SCA Energy also operates a number of wind power facilities with the goal of expanding capacity to 5TWh by year 2020. Some of the clear industry trends include consolidation, centralisation and containerisation in both production and transport, all to increase efficiency and reduce costs. This also means that planning and construction of the infrastructure must go hand-in-hand with this development, meaning fewer


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