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.