Competitiveness – fibre costs and value

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
High cost of transportation
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Need to improve equipment productivity and decrease unproductive time
Difficult log processing and value recovery with increasing volume of lower-quality salvage fibre
High road-access costs because of more challenging conditions and more demanding requirements

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Improve transportation efficiency through higher payloads and optimization of logistics
Improve harvesting efficiency and value recovery through improved product merchandizing
Develop techniques to build high-performance roads that cost less and improve trucking efficiency

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Reduced transportation costs by an average of $2/tonne in 2020-2021
Improve margins (reduced costs or value increases) by 2 $/m³
Provide decision-support tools to the industry to enable 10% cost savings in road building and maintenance costs
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