Forest Logistics: Your wood transport expert

Forest logistics covers logistics services related to wood as a raw material. These include trading, logistics, storage and processing of by-products from sawmills such as sawdust or woodchips, as well as recycled, energy and industrial wood directly from the forest.

Decades of expertise: Wood transport

We supply customers in the paper, wood-based materials, energy and soil manufacturing industries with recycled and industrial wood and biomass.

Our services at a glance

Timber logistics

Whether small quantities or large volumes: our extensive fleet of vehicles will serve you reliably from collection to delivery.

Timber trade

With intelligent business IT, specialised expertise and our strong network, we are also your reliable partner for the purchase and sale of wood.

Wood processing

You can rely on our expertise and long-standing experience in handling wood in all its forms. Together with our permanent partners from various regions, we process your wood quickly and with the greatest care.

Timber storage

We are flexible when it comes to responding to your requirements and wishes – our trained employees always pay attention to the optimised storage of your goods. Our group-wide network of Rhenus locations enables us to provide intermediate storage for wood, whether near water, road or rail, or in the direct vicinity of your production site.

Sawmill by-products

Woodchips

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Woodchips are shredded pieces of wood that are produced directly in the sawmill by machine. They are predominantly used in the manufacture of paper and pulp and in the production of particle board, MDF and laminate flooring.

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In addition to woodchips, sawdust is produced in the sawmill. The sawdust can be used for the production of pellets, as a top layer for particle board, and as bedding.

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Bark is a by-product of all operations that debark logs. It can be scattered as a covering material in gardening and landscaping or incinerated for energy production.

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Cross-cut timber is a by-product of log cross-cutting in log sorting companies and sawmills. It enables our customers to produce their own woodchips.

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Biomass

Landscape maintenance material

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Green waste woodchips are obtained from landscape maintenance by-products. Predominantly woody green cuttings resulting from tree felling or park maintenance are processed as fuel.

Forest woodchips

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Forest chips are produced from low-value wood obtained from forest harvests and thinning. We employ mobile chippers to produce the chips directly on site.

Screen overflow

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The screened coarse fraction of compost or processed green waste is called screen overflow. Impurities are removed from the woody biomass and it is processed for energy production based on the specific needs of our customers.

Waste wood: Class A1 to B4

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Waste wood refers to used or industrial waste wood that may be contaminated to varying degrees depending on its previous use. As such, it is divided into four categories of waste wood. Waste wood is used for energy or processed into particle board.

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Our network

No matter whether it’s from the sawmill, from municipal green spaces or directly from the forest: with our large fleet of trucks, we collect our wood directly from our suppliers. Depending on the requirements, we also provide services such as forest harvesting and processing in cooperation with our partners. As a result of our collaboration with large and well-established wood consumers, we are able to offer our suppliers a reliable purchase guarantee and provide them with access to the bioenergy market. Consequently, you benefit from our logistics: trucks, rail cars, and barges are used, and intermediate storage capacity provided when needed. Every year, we use intermodal logistics solutions to transport guaranteed quantities of wood for our suppliers and customers.

We guarantee coordinated quantities of wood to energy companies and manufacturers of particle board, derived timber products, pulp and paper. We thus provide you with a reliable raw material base for your product.

Our performance

Intelligent business IT and an extensive fleet of vehicles make it possible for our trained staff to customise processes to meet the needs of our customers and respond to changing requirements.

Our services

Regardless of whether small or large volumes are involved: we provide reliable, trustworthy and competent services at all times, both when collecting your goods and when delivering them.

Our locations

We handle large quantities of wood of consistent quality from locations in Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland. We are in a position to adapt individually to supplier and market conditions as well as to customer requirements.

Do you have any questions?

Our experts are there for you at all times. We will also call you back upon request – simple and hassle-free.

Our licences and certifications

In order to be able to transport wood for your specific needs, we have the necessary licences required for your domestic and international transport.

Licences

As a certified waste management company, we are authorised to handle, transport, store and trade in waste. Intermittent monitoring audits certify that we meet the requirements in terms of organisation, equipment and activities specified in the Ordinance on Specialised Waste Management Companies. This means that our customers can be assured that their waste wood will be disposed of reliably, professionally and competently.

Certificates

In addition, we offer our customers wood that is certified according to the FSC standard FSC-STD-40-004. This standard means we are on the safe side: we do not accept wood from the conversion of natural forests into plantations or non-forestry uses, nor do we accept wood from forests planted with genetically modified trees.

Certificates

A large part of our wood is PEFC-certified. Thanks to an accreditation process pursuant to international standards, the seal of quality offers complete and binding proof of diligent and responsible forest management. We are sensitised to this complex issue and carefully check our supply sources.

Certificates