Data description

Data description

Transport

The transport distances of wood raw materials from the harvesting sites in the forests to the mills have been reported separately for trucks, rail and ships. The trucks and rail wagons are normally loaded to full capacity but go back empty. The trucks carry 40-44 tonnes of wood.

For recovered paper the transport distances from recovered paper dealer to the mills have been reported. Generally the lorries are loaded to full capacity. On the return trip it is estimated that 40% of the trucks return empty.

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Allocation of transport to paper grades when a mill produces more than one paper grade

No record is kept by the mills to register this kind of information, so the data are based on estimations.

Raw paper materials from many different suppliers are used in a corrugating plant. In practice this should be considered case-by-case.

Because of this complexity, the reported transport distances and means of transport of raw paper materials to the corrugated board plants are based on information from the paper mills on average distances to their customers. Only about 50% of the mills provided this information.

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