Making transport efficient and environmentally friendly

In the Austrian pulp and paper industry, around 20 million tons of raw materials and products are transported annually.

First, the raw materials wood and waste paper are transported to the paper mills, and then the finished products in the form of pulp, paper, cardboard and paperboard are delivered back to the customers for further processing. All these transports require efficiently coordinated logistics, which are carried out as CO2-saving as possible. For this reason, the paper industry relies on the highest possible rail share (almost 50 %) for all transport destinations.

Tonnage increase reduces journeys

Especially on shorter distances<100 km) ist der LKW-Transport unumgänglich. Im Speziellen bei Holztransporten macht es Sinn, die Tonnage von derzeit 44 t auf 50 t anzuheben. Dies hätte zur Folge, dass deutlich weniger (-15 %) Transporte notwendig wären und dadurch eine signifikante Menge an CO (2 could be saved.

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Papier-Logistik, Unloading Wagon, Papier&amp;Recycling Logistik GmbH, Vienna, 3.4.2007, krischanz.zeiller.

Optimise rail transport

We also see significant potential for optimisation in the rail transport sector. In order to increase the attractiveness of rail transport, it is essential to expand the rail infrastructure as well as the rolling stock. For the highly export-oriented paper industry, it is also very important that the transport of goods to the Mediterranean and North Sea ports can be carried out as efficiently and promptly as possible.


Management of damaged wood


Innofreight Solutions, Bruck an der Mur, has developed the "Smart GigaWood Wagon", a freight wagon that enables a capacity increase of up to 50 percent by using particularly wide and high stanchions. The advantages of using this wagon are a higher payload gain, reduced logistics and maintenance costs, and fast and safe loading.

Contact person

Dipl.-Ing. Hans Grieshofer

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