Forest industry transports necessitate all traffic infrastructure in the country – not only main roads and railways but also the secondary road network, including forest roads and other private roads, as well as low-traffic railways. Forest industry imports and exports utilise over 15 sea ports and most of Finland’s inland waterway ports.

Logistics play a significant role in the forest industry’s competitiveness. Transport, warehousing, and logistics management costs are estimated to account for as much as 15-20 per cent of forest industry companies’ turnover. Within Finland, about 80 million tonnes of forest industry raw materials and products are transported every year. Most of this is transported by road (70-80 per cent) while the rest is transported mostly via rail. Annually, approximately 20 million tonnes of forest industry products and raw materials are imported and exported through ports.