Logistics

Working closely with logistics operators helps us reduce the environmental impact of our transportation and ensures that our products remain clean during transportation and storage.

Given that most of our products are sold to customers outside Finland and Sweden, transport distances are often long. The environmental impact of our logistics processes is minimised through careful route planning and by developing more efficient operating methods to reduce both costs and emissions. The transportation alternative that generates the least emissions is given priority, and this is why we favour sea and rail transport over road transport whenever possible.

Breakdown of logistics modes in 2021

  • 39%

    Sea

  • 38%

    Road

  • 17%

    Port and warehousing

  • 6%

    Rail

In 2021 we began shifting from road to maritime transport by starting direct shipping routes from the Kemi industrial area to central Europe, close to our customers. As of 2022, some of the maritime traffic departing from Kemi will be low-emission LNG-powered vessels. We will also be optimising the routing of our transport headed to the Iberian Peninsula as of 2022. This will reduce the average journey length on this route by roughly 7% per tonne of paperboard.

Close cooperation with logistics partners enables precise monitoring of storage and transport conditions. Through requirements and audits of the transport chain, we ensure that our products remain clean and safe during transport and storage.