posted on 19th Mar 2021 14:34
ScandFibre Logistics (SFL) and Green Cargo renew their partnership in the form of a comprehensive Scandinavian rail freight logistics solution. Green Cargo won SFL’s procurement due to its competitive offering in the form of a sustainable freight solution with flexible volumes and the possibility of adding more direct trains together with faster lead times.
SFL has an integrated rail freight system which from December 2021 will be known as Rail22. Within the latter, SFL coordinates rail freight from Swedish paper mills to around 40 terminals in Sweden and Europe. The companies with collaboration agreements with SFL include BillerudKorsnäs’s paper mills in Karlsborg, Gävle, Frövi, Gruvön and Skärblacka, Mondi Dynäs in Väja and Smurfit Kappa in Piteå.
A new three-year agreement has been reached between Green Cargo and SFL. Green Cargo will transport all departing volumes by rail from the paper mills in Sweden. In addition, the logistics arrangement aims to ensure a cost-efficient transportation solution with delivery precision. It entails a partial increase in freight volumes for Green Cargo, which are now estimated at 2 million tonnes annually from the mills. Green Cargo also distributes 700,000 tonnes for SFL in return freight from the south of Sweden to various terminals in Scandinavia that arise within Rail22’s operations from different parts of Europe.
Mats Brodd, Key Account Manager Strategic Sales, said: “Our goal is to create efficient, climate-smart freight solutions for our customers. It’s very gratifying that SFL have renewed their commitment with us, increasing our scope and, together, contributing to a more sustainable society. The expanded commitment enables us to offer even more flexible shipments with fewer stops, faster lead times, more direct trains and less shunting. The return freight solution is possible due to Green Cargo having Scandinavia’s largest rail freight network.”
ScandFibre Logistics is a transportation and logistics company specialised in rail freight for the Scandinavian forest industries. It is contracted to provide efficient and environmentally friendly deliveries from paper mills in Scandinavia to export markets across Europe. It is also responsible for considerable quantities of import shipments by rail to Sweden. The company has 25 employees and sales of around SEK 1,100 million. Its head office is located in Örebro.