Topic: Timber

Further calls for Scotland-England timber traffic

UK timber extraction by rail lags behind European practice, but campaigners propose changes that would help redress the balance. Major reserves on the border between England and Scotland are maturing, and environmental and legal considerations...Read more
|2 comments|author: Simon Walton

Nurminen puts major exporter on Eurasian tracks

An export train full of sawn timber departed from Kotka, Finland, towards Chongqing, China, last week. Nurminen Logistics set up the train for Versowood, the largest Finnish producer and exporter of sawn timber. The transiting...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

GBRf pitches for Scottish business

The head of a leading rail freight operator in Britain has made its case for more business in Scotland, which would grow the overall market and reduce rural road miles. John Smith, the founder and chief...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Future for UK timber trains in Scotland

There are fresh calls for a more sustainable approach to the timber industry, and a new look at bringing back rail as the prime mover. However, even supporters say there are considerable commercial challenges. Timber trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton