Wismar seaport still number one in wood handling at the Baltic Sea

11/15/2013 – 

1.4 million tonnes of wood and wood products have already been transhipped at Wismar seaport this year. The raw material comes not only from the Baltic States and Russia but is also carried to Wismar by ships from Scandinavia, Scotland and Spain.

The consignees of this raw material are mainly the wood-processing businesses established at the northern timber cluster. Among these are companies like Ilim Nordic Timber, German Pellets, Egger Holzwerkstoffe or Hüttemann. With 1300 employees and clients around the world the northern timber cluster is one of the leading wood processing sites in Europe.

The basis for the cluster was created by one of Europe's largest pine wood sawmills, Ilim Nordic Timber GmbH & Co. KG. With approx. 2.2 million cubic metres of wood processed every year it is one of the largest regular customers of Wismar seaport. It produces sawn timber for the house building, packaging and derived timber products industries. The residual wood such as sawdust and wood chips is turned into high-quality chipboards, floor coverings or fuel pellets by the companies situated nearby, but it is also used to generate in-house energy needed at the plants.

Efficient logistics for all raw materials and goods are a decisive success factor offered by Wismar seaport together with direct access to the Baltic Sea and 27 km of fully electrified port-owned railway tracks and a direct connection to the A 20 and A 14 motorways.

Clients rely both on the experience gathered at the Old Timber Port as well as on our modern know-how in wood handling. Thus tradition and future ensure a continuous top ranking in the timber industry.

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