Road transport

Transport costs very much depend on the distance and loading density. Forest wood chips are mostly produced on the forest road, with the wood chips often directly blown into the transportation vehicle. Dependencies and waiting times between wood chipper and truck as well as insufficient space on the forest road can cause logistical problems. Using large trucks for producing of wood chips in the forest, enables a high productivity. But besides dust and noise pollution, the low density when transporting forest residue and treetops to the factory is disadvantageous.

Transporting thousand tonnes of wood chips every year requires a lot of planning and work. Most of the volumes are delivered to clients in Scandinavia, the Baltic states and Northern Europe. Between 100,000 and 500,000 tonnes are delivered by truck every year and we are constantly endeavouring to plan our logistics for this transport in the optimum way. We have logistics teams in each country and they work closely together to minimise our environmental impact and save money. One of the ways in which we do this is by using trucks with a low environmental impact, i.e. Euro 5-6 engines and biodiesel trucks.
Our routes take us in and out of almost all of the countries in which Weheat operates. After unloading, our carriers can sometimes take a return load of some other type of wooden material.

In summary, we’re able to harvest, chip, screen, clean, store and transport any quality and sort of wood chips on a road, sea, river, and railway. Our certifications and experience allow us to organize hyperlocal, regional and international wood logistics concepts, depending on supplier, customer and market demands.

Please contact us if you are interested in being one of our road transport suppliers.