Logistics account for 15-20% of all forest companies' total costs and this is an important competitive factor. In Finland, almost 100 million tonnes of forest industry raw materials and products are transported annually and about 20 million tonnes are exported and imported via ports.

Maritime environmental regulations a major cost threat to forest industry transports

The sulphur directive, which comes into effect in 2015, is going to raise the cost of the forest industry’s maritime transports. The directive lowers the limit on the sulphur content of maritime fuels on the Baltic Sea to 0.1%.

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